(2007)

Critic Reviews

76

Metascore

Based on 36 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
90
Newsweek
As a "Revenge of the Nerds" redux, Superbad isn't perfect. But it's super close.
90
The New Yorker
An uproarious and touching picture.
90
Village Voice
Superbad is duly ribald and often achingly funny, brewed from the now-familiar Apatow house blend of go-for-broke slapstick and instantly quotable, potty-mouthed dialogue.
88
Rolling Stone
It helps that the fun doesn't stop. It helps even more that the pitch-perfect script doesn’t step out of character for a joke.
78
Austin Chronicle
Mostly Superbad is as soulful and funky as its soundtrack.
75
What if Quentin Tarantino collaborated with John Hughes on a teen comedy? Superbad is a decent approximation of what the result might be.
75
Superbad is cute if you like guys who aren't even remotely bad, in a coming-of-age tale so old-fashioned the girls might just as well be wearing bloomers.
75
Chicago Tribune
In this teen-boy universe, sex is everywhere and nowhere, it's oozing out of every pop culture pore and every other insane boast, yet the idea of figuring out how to talk to girls without turning into a yutz remains elusive.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Some of the patter is funny, but the movie lacks the clever plot developments and the character nuances of a classic like "American Graffiti." And it's missing the belly laughs of earlier raunchfests "American Pie" and "There's Something About Mary."
70
Variety
The bawdy jokes score big points, but it's the rueful acknowledgement of adolescent embarrassment and humiliation that most distinguishes Superbad, another ultra-raunchy and commercial sex comedy from the Judd Apatow laugh factory.

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