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Some Kind of Wonderful Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The cynical view of humanity demonstrated within makes it a fascinating outlier in the writer/producer's canon and the '80s teen film generally.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 6/10

October 27, 2011
Ellen Twadell
Common Sense Media

Typical '80s teen movie is still relevant today.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2011
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com

A movie that could have been something wonderful, winds up only kind of.

Full Review Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: 2/4

July 14, 2010
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

The best of all 80s teen movies.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

July 30, 2008
Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
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Assembly-line feature from the John Hughes teen factory.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 24, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

An amazingly mature young actress, Masterson skillfully brings subtlety, depth, and nuance to her character.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

July 24, 2007
Variety Staff
Variety
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A simple, lovely and thoughtful teenage story that occasionally shines due to fine characterizations and lucid dialog.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 24, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...another authentic look at teenaged life from Hughes.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

October 6, 2006
Derek Adams
Time Out
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This time it ends with the underdogs together. Oddly enough, it's this conclusion that feels phony, seeing as Stoltz has spent the last 80 minutes arranging his dream date with Lea.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 22, 2005
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

All of these movies are good now.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 20, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Underscores how feelings of self-worth make all the difference in the lives of adolescents.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

August 27, 2004
Eric Henderson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Plays attractively like Intro to Anticapitalism 101.

Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

May 21, 2004
Fred Topel
About.com

Classic '80s movie, the uncool kid triumphs.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 25, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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The film creates a perfect embodiment of every adolescent's nightmare.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 20, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Some Kind of Wonderful belongs to that early Hughes period before his depictions of the American teen experience became canned and cynical.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 10, 2003
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

So-so storyline, but Mary Stuart Masterson rocks!

| Original Score: 3/5

February 7, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Better than average teen romantic comedy from the Hughes years.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 25, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Often regarded as the forgotten stepchild of cult favorite Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful is notable in that it's an improvement over its inspiration in every conceivable capacity.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 22, 2002
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

I adore Some Kind of Wonderful.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 26, 2002
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