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Risky Business Reviews

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July 16, 2009
A capitalist wet dream; one that we have long since woken up from screaming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 19, 2003
Paul Brickman shows a very strong filmmaking talent, which might blossom if given material worthy of it.
February 9, 2006
What distinguishes it, however, is that it's hovering permanently on the brink of stark, staring disaster in a way that strangely recalls The Graduate.
July 31, 2013
As adolescent adventures go, Risky Business is an invigorating, first-class affair: It manages to make coming of age a witty proposition.
February 14, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
It's funny because it deals with subjects that are so touchy, so fraught with emotional pain, that unless we laugh there's hardly any way we can deal with them -- especially if we are now, or ever were, a teenage boy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 30, 2009
For writer/director Paul Brickman, this was a case of being in the right place at the right time and, perhaps most importantly, getting the right leading man in place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 5, 2007
Seeing [Cruise] so baby faced is the biggest surprise, but his talent was definitely visible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2013
Writer/director Paul Brickman has honed a sharp satire on American go-getting here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 8, 2005
A classic! Welcome to stardom Mr. Cruise.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
January 12, 2003
Tom Cruise was never this young, was he?
| Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
November 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
August 6, 2007
Writer-director Paul Brickman can therefore be accused of trying to have it both ways, but there's no denying the stylishness and talent of his direction.
April 1, 2008
De Mornay does sterling work as the helpful hooker, but this is Cruise's big chance, and he relishes it, putting in a believable and likeable performance.
November 29, 2001
The roots of American Beauty can all be found in this groundbreaking film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 8, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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