Mar 21, 2017
While Everybody Wants Some!! isn't a great movie, there is something comforting about its predictability, self-awareness, and ability to basically recapture the plot of every single end-of-school-year/beginning-of-school-year teen/early 20s storyline.
Aug 11, 2016
The movie respects its audience in a way few of these coming-of-age comedies ever do, and while not a home run for Linklater, it's still a solid triple off the wall I'm certain to still be cheering for throughout the remainder of 2016.
Jun 29, 2016
There's no storyline. The script just drifts from one vignette to the next as the boys cruise around, ogling girls, haunting the campus night spots and staging a party while their house does its best to remain standing under their assaults.
Jun 23, 2016
Despite its easygoing spirit, Everybody is tightly structured, framed by four parties and a countdown clock to the start of classes. For a movie that's pretty much about nothing, it's incredibly well-paced and never overstays its welcome.
Jun 22, 2016
It's as if Linklater is bound by a bro code that obliges him to present these guys in a basically uncritical light.
Jun 13, 2016
Linklater has audaciously made a movie about our most maligned subset of young men -- bros -- and forced us to admit that we actually like them.
May 20, 2016
There's none of the humiliating gross-out humour that dominates modern teen comedy, giving the film an affable, breezy appeal -- although, as often happens in Linklater-land, apparently light-hearted scenes are tinged with violence.
May 15, 2016
Everybody Wants Some!! is obsessed with seduction. Don't let me stop you going all the way with Linklater. I'm just here to warn you that, with regards to this film, he doesn't go very deep.
May 15, 2016
The picture works best if you reserve judgment - yes, some of the attitudes towards women are a little unreformed and some of the characters are puddle deep - and enjoy the show.
May 12, 2016
After his intimate, generation-spanning epic Boyhood, Richard Linklater is back with an equally special and magical film, albeit one with a much tighter focus.
May 12, 2016
Linklater is too besotted with his male creations to see that they can be divided almost without exception between the bland and the obnoxious. Even his usual eye for detail is a little off.
May 12, 2016
I was fed up of them all by the end, I have to say.
May 12, 2016
The look of the film - hair, costumes, even sunlight - is exactly right. The sound of it is even better. Music constantly plays from ubiquitous car stereos and turntables, and every scene has its own groove.
May 12, 2016
For someone humming much the same tune from film to film, Linklater has an amazing versatility.
May 12, 2016
A deceptively subtle comedy, and also a challengingly and almost provokingly unironic film intensifying and cartoonifying what it is like to be young and male ...
Apr 21, 2016
A perfectly pitched blast of nostalgia, which will transport you to that time in life when the future stretched before you and anything seemed possible.
Apr 19, 2016
[Linklater's] light touch remains a marvel. Though his characters are often just bouncing from conversation to conversation, night out to night out, the film's direction is never lackadaisical.
Apr 15, 2016
Imagine "Porky's" as an intelligent character study and you're on the right path.
Apr 13, 2016
Another love letter to the magic hour of adolescence from director Richard Linklater.
Apr 13, 2016
Can only be described in the same way you might talk about college jocks -- attractive, dumb and charming, against your better judgment.