St. Elmo's Fire Reviews

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Ellen Twadell
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Soapy 20-something friends saga isn't for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 13, 2009
there's a perceptive, brilliant essay buried somewhere in St. Elmo's Fire on the dangers of deeply, tragically stupid people trying to write the great American novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 22, 2009
Even teens might have a hard time identifying with the level of melodrama we get here.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
June 29, 2009
Everyone struggles. Everyone triumphs. The music swells. No one cares.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
October 13, 2005
the loud clothes, the pumped-up fake rock of John Parr, the questionable sex appeal of McCarthy and the unctuous Nelson. Turn it on and watch your skin crawl.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 18, 2004
A telling look at the confusions and challenges facing seven friends who have recently graduated from the same college.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 8, 2004
The intolerable apotheosis of 80s youth-driven filmmaking.
| Original Score: 0/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 19, 2003
An icon of the 80's.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 21, 2003
Soapy brat pack sap.
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 19, 2002
An unforgettable master-piece. One of the best films for young people ever made. The young cast are splendid.
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
August 21, 2002
Yearning, burning, boring
| Original Score: 1/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
Everything collapses under its own weight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 11, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
May 20, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 13, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 17, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
July 23, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
May 13, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
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