Booksmart Reviews

June 7, 2019
It's more John Hughes than Judd Apatow, and it's a little more Bridesmaids than Lady Bird...a success on [its] own terms...
May 28, 2019
Booksmart puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age night-of comedy because it's focused on two girls, one of whom is also queer.
May 24, 2019
Booksmart is a love letter for any young woman who has ever stayed home on a Friday night to watch a Ken Burns documentary.
May 24, 2019
In virtually every scenario, director Wilde and the team of screenwriters serve up the material in a fresh and original manner.
May 24, 2019
Dever and Feldstein's friendship and chemistry provide the film with both its chief appeal and dramatic engine, and the winning pair make Booksmart a film that's very easy to like. But it's less easy to believe.
May 24, 2019
"Booksmart" is genuine enough that it doesn't sacrifice its emotional honesty for the gratification of its characters; it would feel disingenuous if everyone's arcs were wrapped up neatly, and "Booksmart" is too smart for that.
June 14, 2019
Booksmart goes down awfully easy for a first feature. Olivia Wilde's long-form directorial debut feels as breezily modern as it does effortlessly made.
June 12, 2019
In her debut outing Booksmart, Olivia Wilde crafts a not only tender, but entertaining story that's a must see for fans of the genre. Be sure to add this one to your list.
June 11, 2019
Wilde and her collaborators have done something extraordinary and praiseworthy. [Full review in Spanish]
June 11, 2019
Fun ride from first time director Olivia Wilde -- but why do comedy movies about women so often fall into the gross out humor mode? Newsflash -- many women don't respond as much to gross out humor as to character based and situation based humor.