Metascore
32

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
    35
    Lumbering comedy, adapted by Larry Doyle from his own novel.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    30
    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
    30
    Peaks early -- like, during the first three minutes -- and rapidly goes downhill from there.
  7. Reviewed by: Ruth McCann
    30
    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
    10
    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
    0
    Sloppy, not funny, downright stupid, ridiculous as well as horribly themed and shot.
User Score
4.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Nov 22, 2012
    9
    Plays like a revival of a John Hughes classic.
  2. Jul 8, 2012
    10
    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 »
  3. May 29, 2011
    3
    I found it pretty cool the way Chris Columbus knew dealing with cliches. The movie while it has very funny scenes, and has nostalgic scenes, very well made. For real, for me the film is a tribute to the great movies of the afternoon session of the the 80's. The aesthetic is the same, the common situations. Instead of the current cliché is that in high school musical movie, the guy made a movie to remember the 80's, has something better than this? Full Review »