Reviews: Good Boys (2019)

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  • Alex Brannan @ CineFiles Reviews
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Cowriter/director Gene Stupnitsky resists easy gross-out gags, instead guiding his three young stars into distinct performances, the comedy derived from their age and innocence.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: If movies like Superbad and Booksmart prove anything, it’s that watching uncool teens try to be cool is a comedy gold mine. Good Boys mines the same tropes for humor.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: One of the best comedies you’ll see this year. A raunchy yet sweet film that avoids some of the pitfalls that would come to lesser esamples of the genre.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: A foul-mouthed comedy with a surprising amount of heart.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Much more sweet than raunchy, and surprisingly innocent. Genuinely kind to its young protagonists as they try to navigate a culture that doesn’t much care to protect them from growing up too soon.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: They have just enough information to be dangerous – these “tween” misunderstandings set up awkward episodes, punchy one-liners, and propel an adventure that will test their friendship through threats of grounding, bodily harm, and public humiliation.
  • Nell Minow @
    • Excerpt: There are many sweet and funny moments, and the kids are great. There are wonderfully telling details, like the school anti-bullying squad. But the film cannot overcome the unpleasantness of the cheap humor and the sinking feeling that the filmmaking experience itself merits a visit from Child Protective Services.
  • Eddiw Pasa @ DC Filmdom
  • [New] | Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Good Boys’ offers a few good laugh with even more yawns.