• PG-13, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Steve Rash
    In Theaters:
    Aug 14, 1987 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 13, 2002
  • Buena Vista Pictures

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Can't Buy Me Love Reviews

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Ellen Twadell
Common Sense Media

Teen comedy is dated but occasionally funny.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2011
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com

The story of a nerd who pays a perky cheerleader to date him so he will become popular is almost pornographic in its uninhibited, primitive display of the confusion and insecurity that roils like a tempest in the developing mind of the American teenager

Full Review Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: 3/4

December 30, 2010
Clint Morris
Moviehole

One of my favourite guilty pleasures of the 80s!

| Original Score: 4/5

September 5, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

At times this is a funny, touching film, but more often it isn't.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

August 6, 2007

Time Out
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A slight but not unenjoyable movie.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Standard '80s teen angst fodder.

| Original Score: 2/5

October 1, 2004
Caryn James
New York Times
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The film thinks it wants to be sincere, when all it truly wants is to be popular, just like the other kids' movies, so it sells off its originality.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 20, 2003
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

Cute premise, cute leads, and Amanda Peterson? CUTE!

| Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Okay teen comedy. Nothing special.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 2, 2003
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Shouldn't work, but it does. For the most part, anyway.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It doesn't have a thought in its head and probably no notion of the corruption at its core.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 0.5/4

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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As written by Michael Swerdlick and guided by Rash, the theme dissolves into a bland parody of pubescent pain.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 2/5

October 5, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

| Original Score: 2/5

September 2, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 1/5

July 16, 2004
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

| Original Score: 3/5

March 28, 2004
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 2/5

March 4, 2004
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

| Original Score: 3/5

December 12, 2003
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

| Original Score: 3/5

March 24, 2003
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net

| Original Score: 2/5

January 15, 2003
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