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Weird Science Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
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
Chris Barsanti
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
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Variety Staff
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Blackwelder
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
July 15, 2003
| 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
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
December 17, 2002
...hormonally driven juvenile dribble.
| Original Score: 2/5
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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
Emanuel Levy
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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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.

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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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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
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
Brian Orndorf
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-
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
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 22, 2004
Explores some playful male adolescent fantasies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Venable
August 23, 2002
Classic 80s flick! Ridiculous fun!
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
January 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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