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Sixteen Candles

PG In Theaters 05/4/1984 , 93min.
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Ringwald is engaging and credible. For the boys, there's a bright, funny performance by Anthony Michael Hall. Full Review
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Hughes invokes the classical unities of time, place, and plot symmetry, yet he trashes his careful structure every time he needs a gag - destroying the integrity of his characters, shattering the plausibility of his situations. Full Review
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
Along with the lapses of taste that have become standard in pictures aimed at teen audiences, filmmaker John Hughes offers moments of wit and warmth. Full Review
Janet Maslin
The New York Times
The movie is cheerful and light, showcasing Mr. Hughes's knack for remembering all those aspects of middle-class American adolescent behavior that anyone else might want to forget. Full Review
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
Screenwriter John Hughes, making his directing debut, is at his best when he empathizes with the sensitivity in the ugly-duckling Ringwald and Hall characters. [04 May 1984] Full Review

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