Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings


San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
Exists as a seldom represented American time capsule, and it's all good.
Full Review

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A genial story of friendship among three young African-American men that gets far on charm even when the cinema technique falters and...
Full Review

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Feels a little uncertain, as if it's moving from present to past under the demands of a screenplay rather than because it really feels that...
Full Review

Austin Chronicle

By Steve Davis
It's an engaging recollection that's more sweet than bittersweet, tempered by an eagerness to please that pulls us into its remembrances of...
Full Review

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Tilting between a teen sex comedy and a more sensitive tale about male bonding, The Wood is too anxious to please to quite make up its mind...
Full Review


By James Berardinelli
A pleasant but relatively inconsequential movie.
Full Review

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It's an amiable, middle-class coming of age story, soft and sweet and ultimately a bit inconsequential.
Full Review

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
The picture, directed by Rick Famuyiwa, becomes a juggling act, contrasting the efforts of the three grown-up buddies to get to a wedding...
Full Review

Chicago Tribune

By Barbara Shulgasser
Nostalgia has no real point to make here. All that Famuyiwa can hope to accomplish is to tell his story well. In this area he is less than...
Full Review

Film Threat

Unfortunately for Epps, Diggs and Jones -- three capable actors -- the disjointed direction of the material robs them of any dimension and...
Full Review

Love it love it love it

By mommydriveratthemovies
This is one of those " take me away movies". It just makes you feel good, reminiscing about your own high school days and those people who became and still are your real friends....

Review title (optional)

By reladio12
Review body (optional)...

Hilarious look at high school life and beyond

By redyeah
This movie perfectly portrays high school life and everything a young man goes through in those times. I love the humor and the interaction between all of the characters....

More Info

Rated R | For strong language and some strong sexuality