100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
For pure laughs, for the experience of just sitting in a chair and breaking up every minute or so, Superbad is 2007's most successful comedy.
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90

Wall Street Journal

What's most memorable, most striking about Superbad is the canny evocation of male friendship in all its richness and complexity.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is astonishingly foul-mouthed, but in a fluent, confident way where the point isn't the dirty words, but the flow and rhythm, and the deep, sad yearning they represent.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Intermittently hilarious if also interminable.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
There is a hint of sentimentality among the pals at the end, but not enough to offset the film's harmless combination of camaraderie and wished-for - oh, how they wish for it - debauchery.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Side-splitting laughter, along with some powerful cringing, are likely to be audiences' dominant reactions.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
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.
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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."
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
As films about the young and the horny go, I preferred the smarter approach director Jeffrey Blitz takes in "Rocket Science."
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76 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.