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Booksmart Reviews

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May 22, 2019
The characters may appear as assigned archetypes on the surface, but the screenplay allows growth and movement, even within the smallest moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 22, 2019
A rare treat: a perfect film. Smart, funny, wise, sparkling with wit both visually and in its snappy dialogue. A self-assured directorial debut from Olivia Wilde, confident and effortless. Pure joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 22, 2019
Booksmart casually recontextualizes the coming-of-age story for the modern era, giving us a clever comedy that feels poignant and current and, well, smart.
May 22, 2019
It goes without saying that Booksmart is one of the best comedies of the year. I'd go a step further and call it one of the best comedies of the last several years.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
May 22, 2019
Wilde delivers a confident feature directorial debut, mixing humour, embarrassment and poignancy to crowd-pleasing effect.
May 22, 2019
Its substance is scantly developed, its clear and simple premise dismayingly oversimplified. Despite the emotional authenticity of the protagonists' dilemma, their journey comes off as a fantasy.
May 22, 2019
I like the general lack of meanness in "Booksmart." The party-all-night premise may be as old as the hills, but the script has been successfully finessed as a slice of the here and now, idealized but full of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 22, 2019
First-time director Olivia Wilde carves a note-perfect millennial portrait rife with specificity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 21, 2019
Every generation deserves their own definitive teen movie, although I'm proof that you never stop appreciating them, even though I'm 41. Booksmart will speak to teens of 2019 and let the rest of us feel like teenagers again, for a little while.
May 21, 2019
Olivia Wilde comes out swinging with not only one of the best movies of the year, but one of the best high school movies of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 21, 2019
If the storyline doesn't so much unfold as burst out in glittery puffs - and if music cues seem to make up about 40 percent of the plot-it's still an endearing kind of chaos.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 21, 2019
"Booksmart" is the best movie of 2019 so far. Funny, heartfelt, and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 21, 2019
Booksmart is funny, fast-paced, well-made, full of heart, and an excellent place to find solid performances, as well as breakout stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 21, 2019
Wilde's comedy is the most fun flick to join the party since McLovin and the Lube.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
May 21, 2019
Booksmart is a brilliant teen flick and a savvy female-fronted comedy and an exceptional lesbian film - and it's also just a really smart, really funny movie. It transcends every genre it's a part of.
May 21, 2019
It doesn't try to be the "female" version of anything, but nonetheless delivers a story that's feminine, raunchy, silly, sweet, inclusive, and incredibly specific, all at once.
May 21, 2019
Olivia Wilde's smashing feature directing debut is a femcentric spin on Freaks and Geeks that makes this laugh riot the smart choice for anyone looking for a comedy that's outrageously entertaining and quietly revolutionary at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 21, 2019
Olivia Wilde's coming of ager is full of heart, lol laughs and, not so coincidentally, smarts.
May 21, 2019
The movie doesn't just have its pulse on what today's youth are going through, it goes a step further: it is defining a generation.
May 21, 2019
The best, brightest coming-of-age comedy in years. An easy A+.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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