• PG-13, 1 hr. 23 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Bryan Gordon
    In Theaters:
    Mar 29, 1991 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 27, 1998
  • MCA Universal Home Video

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Career Opportunities Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An entertaining film with interesting characters the viewer can actually care about.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 8, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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[The film] has plenty of absorbing characters, smart, snappy dialog and delightful stretches of comic foolery.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 8, 2008
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 20, 2003
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

| Original Score: 3/5

February 25, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Tolerable only for Jennifer Connelly.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 17, 2003
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Paper-thin premise entertains thanks to a game Whaley and a luminous Connelly.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

July 25, 2002
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Career Opportunities plays like a hodgepodge of Hughes' greatest hits.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: C-

April 16, 2012
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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 Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 4/10

November 12, 2011
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

September 7, 2011
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

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 Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2/4

July 29, 2010
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

August 12, 2005
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

| Original Score: 2/5

March 2, 2004
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Mediocre teen pic, with a memorable Connelly performance

| Original Score: 2/5

February 25, 2004
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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Jennifer Connelly is very easy to look at. Career Opportunities isn't.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

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 Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 0/4

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

March 29, 1991
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