Can't Hardly Wait Reviews

March 19, 2014
Kaplan and Elfont provide a real public service by showing how underage binge drinking can boost bookish students' social lives.
March 19, 2014
Fortunately, some of the appealing young performers -- who include Ethan Embry, Charlie Korsmo, Lauren Ambrose and, especially, Seth Green -- manage to emerge from the film's generic suburban-teen backdrop.
March 19, 2014
There are signs that Can't Hardly Wait once had more serious aspirations... But in the final edit, at least, it's the dumb, broad slapstick that prevails, short-circuiting identification with the characters before it can begin.
March 19, 2014
The majority of the film is mired in magazine cliches and tired gags. Oh, look, the foreign exchange student only knows how to say he's a sex machine, haw! And the nerd's getting drunk! Hoo!
March 19, 2014
The film deserves credit, both for its breezy pacing and its uncommon tendency to make its characters smarter and geekier than they might have been.
August 6, 2007
A high-spirited, synthetically raucous house-party comedy.
August 6, 2007
It's not supposed to be a revelation--just a pleasant rendition of a teen-comedy trope.
August 6, 2007
John Hughes must be spinning in his grave.
May 30, 2006
A failed attempt to recapture the exuberant magic of such highschool movie classics as American Graffiti, this is a loud and boisterous comedy, in which the entire action is set during an interminably long graduation night.
April 12, 2002
Manages to serve up new rock, eighties dance music, rap and Barry Manilow -- a combination custom-made to annoy audiences of all ages.
February 14, 2001
For all its nonstop energy and high spirits, Can't Hardly Wait allows its characters to emerge as fully dimensional individuals; they've been written with care and perception and played with equal aplomb by a roster of talented young actors.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
The movie lumbers ungracefully from romantic showdowns to Deep Conversations to bathroom humor.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
The title seems unexpectedly appropriate, as it accurately summed up my feelings about sitting in the theater and anticipating the arrival of the end credits -- I couldn't hardly wait.
January 1, 2000
The directors get good performances from a talented cast.
January 1, 2000
Flip through any yearbook, and you'll find the stock characters who amusingly populate the teen-age comedy Can't Hardly Wait.