The First Time

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Oct 20, 2012
    60
    There is much to like here, a sense of nuance and nonjudgmental emotional openness, yet Kasdan's teenage miniaturism never quite blooms. The First Time is respectfully delicate, a little too polite.
  2. Arizona Republic
    Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Oct 23, 2012
    50
    The First Time sets out to be the thinking kids' teen sex comedy but misses the mark by failing its characters. [18 Oct 2012]
  3. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Oct 19, 2012
    50
    An inoffensive but bland ode to the talky high school movies of John Hughes and Cameron Crowe.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Oct 17, 2012
    50
    Feels slight and pretty ordinary by the end, with no edge or compelling insights, just a reasonable feel for teen attitudes and banter.
  5. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Oct 17, 2012
    40
    This teen romance proves perilously short on substance, insight and novelty, unless you count its characters being afflicted with a case of "Juno" mouth.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 1, 2016
    10
    Best film in this genre I've seen for a long time ..Sexy and Funny
    The cast were excellent in their roles in fact I have also watched the
    Best film in this genre I've seen for a long time ..Sexy and Funny
    The cast were excellent in their roles in fact I have also watched the lead character in Teen Wolf and this is quite a departure from the role he plays in that
    Try not to miss it.You will like it,
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  2. Mar 8, 2016
    6
    Brit Robertson and Dylan O'Brien make for two pretty great leads and it makes sense that they started dating during the shooting of The FirstBrit Robertson and Dylan O'Brien make for two pretty great leads and it makes sense that they started dating during the shooting of The First Time. Their chemistry is outstanding and obviously the moments where the two are together are the highlights of the film. The fact that these characters are high school kids are both its rise and its downfall. The young characters make this more of a teen movie than anything but their innocence is also what makes the film unique. These characters go through some problems that a lot of young people have when falling in love for the first time.. There are so many cute moments throughout this movie. It's unfortunately pretty clich├ęd though, but it is still plain to see that both Brit Robertson and Dylan O'Brien were bound to become stars. Full Review »
  3. Mar 31, 2015
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Cute and everything but the script is very superficial and basically nothing big happens. Ok, two teens have sex after two days since they met and...? No interesting exploration about that on screen, I just felt empty. Robertson and O'Brien are great together and share some amazing scenes and this helps a lot. It just doesn't help the poorly developed story of the film. Full Review »