Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 30
  2. Negative: 15 out of 30
  1. The film quickly turns unintentionally, and unrelentingly, awkward.
  2. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Lumbering comedy, adapted by Larry Doyle from his own novel.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    Although the teenage audience is notoriously undiscriminating, it's hard to imagine many kids turning out for this laugh-free comedy.
  4. 30
    Ends up as little more than a recursive footnote to the infinitely better up-all-night teen comedies of, you guessed it, John Hughes.
  5. 30
    Drab and incoherent teen comedy.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Peaks early -- like, during the first three minutes -- and rapidly goes downhill from there.
  7. Reviewed by: Ruth McCann
    Perhaps the best thing that can be said about I Love You, Beth Cooper is that the title is correctly punctuated. Beyond that, the movie is a disappointingly flabby teen flick.
  8. 30
    A more accurate title might be "Sub-Bad."
  9. 25
    Aiming for the heartfelt hilarity of "Superbad," I Love You, Beth Cooper is just super bad.
  10. A funny thing happened to Larry Doyle's 2007 debut novel on the way to the multiplex. It turned into its own ring of coming-of-age comedy hell.
  11. 25
    There’s hardly an authentic second in the film.
  12. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Joyless, offensively stupid end-of-high-school farce.
  13. I was stunned to learn that "Beth Cooper" was adapted by former "Simpsons" writer Larry Doyle from his young-adult novel and directed by "Harry Potter" helmer Chris Columbus. Rarely have two seasoned Hollywood professionals produced something so painfully, amateurishly, relentlessly unfunny.
  14. This unfunny, unoriginal, charmless teen comedy is so stunningly awful from start to finish, it's amazing to think its director has made a single film before, much less a dozen.
  15. Reviewed by: Don R. Lewis
    Sloppy, not funny, downright stupid, ridiculous as well as horribly themed and shot.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Jul 8, 2012
    i think it is a very funny movie and very creative because it has a lot of things that other movies doesn't have, and the actors make their job very good, CONGRATS! Full Review »
  2. GnarlesS.
    Aug 24, 2009
    How can such a funny book be made into this dreg? The male lead was awful and the dialogue was unfunny. This is the kind of movie that makes everyone in the audience think, "I could write movies a lot better than this!" Full Review »
  3. Nov 22, 2012
    Plays like a revival of a John Hughes classic.