Say Anything... Reviews

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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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 2, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A movie like this is possible because its maker believes in the young characters, and in doing the right thing, and in staying true to oneself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Smart, well-developed characters, believable situations, and a solid emotional investment for us in the film's people and circumstances
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Cameron Crowe's directorial debut gets a fully loaded DVD that demonstrates the best -- and worst -- of all his films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Say Anything does the nearly impossible of making a satisfying film from a high school dating comedy.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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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
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.
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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.
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
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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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 5, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Finally, we have a teen film that doesn't dumb down its story line and play it solely as a goofy teen film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
September 24, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
June 23, 2002
These are things that are instantly recognizable, images and words that will be remembered as long as movies are remembered.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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