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.
May 24, 2019
Booksmart is a teen sex romp well suited for the summer of 2019: feminist but not preachy, raunchy but not nasty, emotionally intelligent but not sentimental.
May 24, 2019
It's a high school movie that doesn't have sadistic bullies shoving helpless nerds into lockers, just a bunch of kids that, for all their flaws, are kind, funny, worldly, whip-smart and unapologetically themselves.
May 24, 2019
"Booksmart" gives the girls onscreen and their older sisters behind it a chance to have fun in ways silly, salty, and magnanimous toward all concerned.
May 24, 2019
It's incredibly fun to watch again and again.