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Risky Business Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
August 6, 2007
One of the finest film explorations of the end of innocence.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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Chris Peachment
Time Out
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
[The film] improves as it goes along.