'The Inbetweeners' Critic Reviews

59%
MovieWeb:   1 reviews
54%
Rotten Tomatoes:   49 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    67
    A British Crumpet parallel to American Pie, this feature-length dose of boyish sexual fumbling and fantastically dirty British slang is bound to expand an American viewer's vocabulary.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Manohla Dargis New York Times (Top Critic)
    20
    The movie is apparently the most popular British comedy in history. I guarantee that its success has nothing to do with the quality of the actual movie ...
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Steve Rose Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    60
    Updates the teen summer holiday formula surprisingly entertainingly, considering it doesn't subvert it one iota.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Mark Feeney Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    13
    Who knew that when the "Porky's" movies (finally) died, they went to England?
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jonathan Kiefer Village Voice (Top Critic)
    To say it's basically a British Superbad or American Pie doesn't allow for the real and nearly surreal comic possibilities of poise and genteel wit applied to randy scatological high jinks.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Joe Neumaier New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    20
    The snicks and giggles of adolescence grow wearying yet again, despite a few witty bits, none of which are in McKenzie's intrusive narration.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    63
    It's vulgar in the extreme and technically rough, but with enough endearing moments to redeem the raunch.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Charles Gant Variety (Top Critic)
    Brit sitcom The Inbetweeners, which tracked the travails of four male misfits in their last years at high school, makes a satisfying leap to the bigscreen.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    63
    I'm disappointed that they turned my horny-teen comedy into a gross-out comedy.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    50
    Basically just another bawdy spring break movie - with an accent.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • David Guzman Film Journal International
    The Inbetweeners Movie goes where plenty of sex comedies have gone before, but its rambunctious personality makes it worth the trip.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Ian Buckwalter The Atlantic
    60
    Plenty of funny bits, and apart from some fairly appalling underlying sexism -- guys, screw up all you like, the movie says, because the nice, pretty girls will forgive any transgression -- it actually attempts to have heart as well.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service
    63
    As predictably sophomoric as "The Inbetweeners" can be, it's the ways you stay ahead of it that amplify the laughs. No romantic or sentimental moment is too tender to undercut.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Common Sense Media
    40
    The characters are mostly stupid and rather thinly drawn.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    42
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Todd Jorgenson Cinemalogue.com
    There really isn't enough material here for a feature, with some scattered big laughs and exotic scenery not enough to compensate for a thin and episodic script.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Kirk Honeycutt honeycuttshollywood.com
    0
    You've seen all this teenage male awkwardness, sexual misadventures and body fluids in so damn many American movies that British accents don't make them any fresher.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Ethan Alter Television Without Pity
    If you found the show hysterical, chances are good that you'll be laughing like a loon throughout the movie as well.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • James Verniere Boston Herald
    67
    Spring break, Brit-style.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Walter V. Addiego San Francisco Chronicle
    50
    You may not be proud of it, but you'll probably find something to laugh at in "The Inbetweeners Movie."
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Soren Anderson Seattle Times
    25
    The audience should be interested in the antics of these idiots ... why, exactly?
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Noel Murray AV Club
    59
    What primarily redeems the Inbetweeners movie is that it's so surprisingly tender and sweet.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Joel Arnold NPR
    A disposable but inventive and intelligent series follow-up which satisfies as a standalone experience.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • William Bibbiani CraveOnline
    20
    A torturous motion picture experience that I don't recommend to anybody more mature than the protagonists.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Brian Orndorf Blu-ray.com
    59
    While I'm sure the effort has proven popular with the faithful, newcomers shouldn't have trouble catching up with the shenanigans, which are largely amusing and enjoyably obvious.
    Full Review » 2 years ago