Metacritic Movie Ratings
Superbad Reviews

4.0

76

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 90

    out of 100

    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

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger 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

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

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

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa 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

    out of 100

    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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