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The Sure Thing Reviews

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

February 24, 2011

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A charming surprise.

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

November 6, 2009
James Berardinelli
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This is a likeable film that follows all of the necessary steps to engage an audience. It may not be a sure thing, but it's at least a pretty good bet.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

June 9, 2009
Variety Staff
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Realization may not be earth shattering, but in an era of fast food and faster sex, return to the traditional is downright refreshing.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 18, 2008
Clint Morris

One of the great teen comedies of the 80s. One reason why Cusack became what he became

| Original Score: 3/5

August 17, 2008

Time Out
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There's plenty of mileage in this pairing, even if the movie isn't going anywhere unexpected.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Sweet and wonderful.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 26, 2006
Brad Laidman
Film Threat

A wonderful start for Cusack and Reiner.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 3/5

October 9, 2005
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 4/5

June 13, 2005
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

| Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2005
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

One of the more "mature" teen comedies from the 80s.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 7/10

February 5, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Walter and Alison are closer to real teenagers, with real doubts and hesitations and uncertainties.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 23, 2004
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

| Original Score: 3/5

February 19, 2004
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

It's a treasure, smartly written, delightfully played (you'll be able to see why Cusack quickly became a star), and scored with a half-dozen period hits...

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette | Original Score: 4/5

January 11, 2004
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

| Original Score: 3/5

November 26, 2003
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Stars John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga are no Gable and Colbert, but they make for interesting juniorfied versions

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 29, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

May 30, 2003

A sweet film with many laugh-out-loud moments, this is what teen comedies were like before apple pies entered the equation.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Rob Reiner's new film, The Sure Thing, is glowing proof of two things: Traditional romantic comedy can be adapted to suit the teen-age trade, and Mr. Reiner's contribution to This Is Spinal Tap was more than a matter of humor.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 20, 2003
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