Some Kind of Wonderful Reviews

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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
July 24, 2007
Assembly-line feature from the John Hughes teen factory.
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 24, 2007
A simple, lovely and thoughtful teenage story that occasionally shines due to fine characterizations and lucid dialog.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film creates a perfect embodiment of every adolescent's nightmare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Lighter and less filling than usual.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Some Kind of Wonderful is yet another film in which Hughes and his team show a special ability to make an entertaining movie about teenagers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Like her energy, Masterson's beauty is kinetic, internalized, and she's a winner even if the film itself runs third in the Hughes opus on teenhood.