“Long and lanky, Michael Cera moves like one of those teenagers whose body hasn’t yet fully caught up to his newly reached height. With his wide-open face and smile, he looks absolutely amazed by what he can see from a higher elevation (the world!). But of course he looks surprised: he’s the top half of the exclamation point to the spherical Jonah Hill‘s rolling big dot.” — from Manohla Dargis‘s N.Y. Times review of Superbad.
Greg Mottola‘s comedy has an 89% positive Rotten Tomatoes rating and a 75% positive from Metacritic. The best capsule description I’ve read so far is from Reelviews’ James Berardinelli, to wit: “What if Quentin Tarantino collaborated with John Hughes on a teen comedy? Superbad is a decent approximation of what the result might be.”