The Sure Thing Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 13, 2014
A slightly amusing mainstream coming-of-age rom/com directed by Rob Reiner.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 5, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
November 6, 2009
[A] hysterically oversold mix of comic cliches from the 30s and the 80s.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 30, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Walter and Alison are closer to real teenagers, with real doubts and hesitations and uncertainties.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 9, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
August 17, 2008
One of the great teen comedies of the 80s. One reason why Cusack became what he became
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 30, 2002
Like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, its sex romp overtures hide a warm and sympathetic heart.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Sweet and wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
February 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Variety Staff
Variety
October 18, 2008
Realization may not be earth shattering, but in an era of fast food and faster sex, return to the traditional is downright refreshing.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 26, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
April 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 4, 2015
In a decade largely defined by raunchy teen sex comedies, here's a film that stood out from the pack thanks to its sweetness and sincerity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 24, 2003
A sweet film with many laugh-out-loud moments, this is what teen comedies were like before apple pies entered the equation.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
July 29, 2003
Stars John Cusack and Daphne Zuniga are no Gable and Colbert, but they make for interesting juniorfied versions
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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