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Based on 12 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Very high on my list of good movie titles, has fascinating deep tones, surprising poignancy, and tendor humor for a movie aimed at teenage audiences. [28 Feb 1986] show more

  • 88
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The movie made me so happy, and here I am back on the subway with Nerdo, and there's this jerk across the aisle who's like ancient, 30 at least, and he's got the nerve to look right into my see-through Madonna lace outfit. And he winks. Oh, barf- ola. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Although it is not a great movie, it contains some moments when the audience is likely to think, yes, being 16 was exactly like that. show more

  • 38
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    What we have here is a much less radical movie than writer Hughes probably believes he has created. Yes, he's given us an individualistic girl, but she swoons like a robot after the first reasonably human WASP or WASC asks her for a date. [2 Feb 1986] show more

  • 60
    TV Guide

    While the script contains trite and unbelievable dialogue, the superbly convincing performances make up for these faults. show more

  • 60
    Brad Laidman Film Threat

    I got my first date because of this movie so you won't see me giving it any less than three stars. show more

  • 80
    Los Angeles Times

    Delightful... The film is buoyed by a captivating performance by Ringwald, who has an unerring ability to share her character's emotions with an audience, as if we were eavsdropping behind her makeup mirror. [28 Feb 1986] show more

  • 70
    Elvis Mitchell The New York Times

    Fortunately, the actors are mostly likable, and the story is told gently enough to downplay both its trendiness and its conventionality. show more

  • 70
    Richard Corliss Time

    Blane's snooty friend Steff (Spader) could be a tired stereotype, but with his all-year tan, his hip-blase voice and hs view of high school as a "career," Steff becomes a recognizable character of any age: upscale slime in embryo. [3 Mar 1996, p.83] show more

  • 70

    A rather intelligent (if not terribly original) look at adolescent insecurities. show more

  • March 05, 2011 LExclusifShoes
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    This simple but everlasting film has turned into a classic

  • March 05, 2011 suzanaboutaeib
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    I think that it was one of the best movies in the 1980's. molly played in alot of cool movies during this era. The 80's were the best. The music was rocking and us teen's have a lot of memories from that time. We look back at out goodtimes with friends and our proms and stuff. Hell, our styles are coming back too. !

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