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Weird Science Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
July 16, 2012
Watching Weird Science again in the harsh light of my 20s was like catching up with an old friend who I had recalled as a raucous party animal, but was now clearly a shaky meth addict with no teeth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 3, 2011
Bouncy and charming, anchored by Hall's finest comic turn for the director and LeBrock's disarmingly easygoing turn as a self-satisfied sex goddess.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
September 8, 2008
Throw in an infectious Oingo Boingo title tune, LeBrock in the finest fashions the Reagan-era could offer, and intoxicated tales of large-chested, knee-happy ex-girlfriends, and you have yourself one delectable adolescent comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-

TV Guide
February 27, 2008
Le Brock plays her character with a sense of style and wit, something the rest of Weird Science largely lacks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
February 27, 2008
Weird Science veers off into a typical coming-of-age saga without exploring any of the psychological territory it lightly sails over in the early going.

Empire Magazine
February 27, 2008
A mildly dirty reworking of love, popularity and wild times, this is John Hughes' scrappiest film to date, but it redeems its tastelessness and stupidity by being fairly funny most of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Richard Luck
Film4
February 27, 2008
Weird Science is an odd mix of risqué shenanigans, puerile pranks and dubious gender politics. It also happens to be very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
This is ordinary stuff that's aged about as well as Mitchell-Smith's clunky computer.
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
November 11, 2005
Feels like something that Hughes slapped together over the course of one weed-filled weekend. It's a novelty flick, but a fairly funny one ... for the most part.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
October 31, 2004
All those who pine about John Hughes not making teen movies any more should be forced to watch this one again.
| Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 22, 2004
Explores some playful male adolescent fantasies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 8, 2004
Amusing teen trifle on its own merits.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Even 14-year-old boys may find it heavy sledding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
December 19, 2002
Guilty pleasure classic. Anthony Michael Hall's character's drunken rambles hold a shining place in the pop culture hall of fame.
| Original Score: 4/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
December 17, 2002
...hormonally driven juvenile dribble.
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 22, 2002
It's great, if you're 13, and living in the 80s, and have a crush on Kelly Le Brock.
| Original Score: 1/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
This film is so cheesy, but in a fun, entertaining way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Venable
Supercala.com
August 23, 2002
Classic 80s flick! Ridiculous fun!
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Weird Science combines two great traditions in popular entertainment: Inflamed male teenage fantasies and Frankenstein's monster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
There really is no better geek than Anthony Michael Hall.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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