Sixteen Candles - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sixteen Candles Reviews

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Variety Staff
July 18, 2007
There's also a darkly handsome high school heartbreak kid (Michael Schoeffling), a merciful brisk pace, some quick humor (visual and verbal), and a solid music track.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 18, 2007
As the girl, Molly Ringwald is natural and appealing, but she's lost in a world of blunt, vicious caricatures.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Sly humour and an appreciative ear for the demotic improv of teenage chat completes an attractive package.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
A sweet and funny movie about two of the worst things that can happen to a girl on her sixteenth birthday.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Most of the the movie is cheerful and light, showcasing Mr. Hughes's knack for remembering all those aspects of middle-class American adolescent behavior that anyone else might want to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 1984
Some of the material works marvelously well, but the stuff that doesn't takes the movie down with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4