Career Opportunities Reviews

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 16, 2012
Career Opportunities plays like a hodgepodge of Hughes' greatest hits.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 12, 2011
If we didn't know from other, better Hughes movies what the themes and emotional registers were supposed to be, it's hard to say that this would be able to supply them itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
July 29, 2010
Let's be honest, the only reasons to watch this movie are Jennifer Connelly in a skintight tank top rollerskating and riding an electric pony.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 8, 2008
An entertaining film with interesting characters the viewer can actually care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
January 8, 2008
[The film] has plenty of absorbing characters, smart, snappy dialog and delightful stretches of comic foolery.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
February 25, 2004
Mediocre teen pic, with a memorable Connelly performance
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Scenes like the one in which Jimmy's father eats fried chicken dipped in peanut butter should appeal to kids of all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
January 17, 2003
Tolerable only for Jennifer Connelly.
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
Paper-thin premise entertains thanks to a game Whaley and a luminous Connelly.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Aside from the interminable music videos, set to a constant, very loud Top-40 soundtrack, much of the film is so surrealistic and weird that you may think certain scenes are meant to be of daydreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Top Critic
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Jennifer Connelly is very easy to look at. Career Opportunities isn't.
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 12, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
March 2, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
February 25, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic

Entertainment Weekly
March 29, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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