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: Nick Schager
    Oct 16, 2012
    38
    Sex and love are both novel experiences for two high schoolers in this talky affair that suggests a hybrid of Before Sunset and Some Kind of Wonderful.
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Oct 16, 2012
    20
    Let your mind wander during this painfully generic teen-sex dramedy (trust us, it will), and there might be emotions worse than frustration in store.
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 »