Risky Business Reviews

December 31, 2019
Risky Business, a movie about a nice boy losing his virginity, is a first-time director's clear failure that I normally wouldn't get belligerent about, but the picture is so confused, so strange, and so openly corrupt that I can't resist.
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.
August 6, 2007
One of the finest film explorations of the end of innocence.
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.
August 6, 2007
Good '80's teen movie with a suitable soundtrack and the loveable Cruise displaying his new found starry confidence.
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.
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.
May 20, 2003
[The film] improves as it goes along.
March 10, 2003
A movie that is part caper comedy, part suburban satire, and all Eighties.