Say Anything... Reviews

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
June 3, 2015
Cameron Crowe's graduation-speech homilies are given an effervescent sincerity by John Cusack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 15, 2014
Cameron Crowe creates a beautiful film filled with uncertainties and paints romance as horrifying, but an experience that's also very much worth it.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 27, 2011
This is an iconic role for John Cusack and easily one of the movies that made him such a respectable actor today.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A gem of a coming-of-age story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
November 19, 2009
Say Anything was a singularly three-dimensional teen romance after a decade of broad gags and breakfast-club stereotypes in John Hughesland.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Richard Luck
Film4
January 30, 2009
One of the very best teen movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 17, 2007
Cusack and Skye's relationship develops nicely and believably, but Crowe has not written an entirely convincing character for the latter to play.
Mark Salisbury
Empire Magazine
July 17, 2007
Rewarding if slightly off-beat, and genuinely funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 17, 2007
At last, a teenage love story with real characters instead of cliches, poses, and attitudes.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 23, 2006
John Cusack has unwittingly become Generation X's romantic screen icon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 12, 2006
Great dialogue, dead-on performances from all three leads, Cusack, Skye and Mahoney, a nice romance, cool soundtrack and some funny lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
he love story is as old-fashioned as the jokes are old hat, but Crowe's amusing script and unforced direction allow the actors to develop reasonably authentic characters from stereotypical roles.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
April 8, 2005
Even as a cynical, anti-romantic teen, I loved this movie.
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 25, 2004
Cameron Crowe crafts one of his best films around the end-of-high-school ennui and the uncertainties that come with that time in your life, but Say Anything... is aging faster than you might think, despite its many classic lines and moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...one of the best movies about young love ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
A far cry from the standard Hollywood teen romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 10, 2003
Writer and director Cameron Crowe has taken the hackneyed subject of teenage love and given it some freshness.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film is all charming performances and grace notes, but there are plenty of worse things to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 18, 2003
John Cusack proved his quirky leading man charm here. Ione Skye is sublime.
| Original Score: 4/5
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Without a shadow of a doubt the most rewarding, funny, and likable romance of the last twenty years. It heralds the decency of romantic love against the gears of a cold, grinding mechanical world.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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