Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
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  1. 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.
  2. 88
    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.
  3. 88
    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.
  4. You don't have to be a teenager to appreciate the raunchy humor and the uninhibited overkill of Seth's porn-obsessed chatter, though it probably helps to be a guy.
  5. Might be the most provocative teen sex comedy ever made; it is certainly one of the most convulsively funny.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    90
    Superbad is duly ribald and often achingly funny, brewed from the now-familiar Apatow house blend of go-for-broke slapstick and instantly quotable, potty-mouthed dialogue.
  7. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    90
    As a "Revenge of the Nerds" redux, Superbad isn't perfect. But it's super close.
  8. Reviewed by: Joanne Kaufman
    90
    What's most memorable, most striking about Superbad is the canny evocation of male friendship in all its richness and complexity.
  9. 90
    An uproarious and touching picture.
  10. 83
    A funny, boozy, ramshackle party.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 450 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 192
  1. NapW.
    Sep 7, 2007
    9
    The funniest film I've seen in years. I can't remember the last time I laughed so much.
  2. Feb 16, 2013
    3
    It starts off funny, but it is just boring. This is an over-hyped comedy that does nothing but have stupid grotesque jokes. The acting sucked,It starts off funny, but it is just boring. This is an over-hyped comedy that does nothing but have stupid grotesque jokes. The acting sucked, and practically put me to sleep. Full Review »
  3. EricK.
    Sep 3, 2009
    9
    I don't see why people think this is a bad movie. its a awesome kickass movie. although the ending sucked, the movie as a whole rocked I don't see why people think this is a bad movie. its a awesome kickass movie. although the ending sucked, the movie as a whole rocked and made me and my friends laugh and i think that's what counts. Full Review »