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The Breakfast Club Reviews

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March 23, 2015
Nothing really changes. You hear nothing you haven't heard before. But you know that for them it is happening for the first time, and they deserve compassion. I'm not sure that's a good enough reason to see "The Breakfast Club."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 18, 2007
Does director John Hughes really believe, as he writes here, that 'when you grow up, your heart dies.' It may. But not unless the brain has already started to rot with films like this.
February 18, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
May 20, 2003
Mr. Hughes, having thought up the characters and simply flung them together, should have left well enough alone.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 13, 2015
While meticulously drawn, the film's characters are so stereotypically representative that only the lamest of moviegoers will not determine their respective backgrounds and problems long before the plodding movie does.
January 4, 2018
Taking place almost entirely in one room, "The Breakfast Club" is the kind of movie -- and the kind of play -- that's hardly seen anymore. And good riddance.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
An iconic movie of the '80s, with all the unappealing baggage that suggests.
February 13, 2016
Hughes has a wonderful knack for communicating the feelings of teenagers, as well as an obvious rapport with his exceptional cast - who deserve top grades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 11, 2018
A superb film, an all-time classic, and an all-time favourite of many a film lover.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
March 6, 2018
An absolutely outstanding movie, not only one of the best ever made about high school-age kids, but one of the pinnacle films of the 1980s.
April 16, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
April 17, 2005
...Hughes may have been the first filmmaker to attempt to put plausible teenagers on screen
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
October 23, 2004
The Breakfast Club doesn't need earthshaking revelations; it's about kids who grow willing to talk to one another, and it has a surprisingly good ear for the way they speak.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
In The Breakfast Club, Hughes has created a surprisingly enduring motion picture that is still effective 13 years after its theatrical debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2003
Reistance is futile.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
April 22, 2005
Anyone who has ever been to high school can relate to at least one of these kids.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
Surprisingly touching and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 11, 2005
Equal parts funny, smart and sincere, it's a movie that delved a little deeper into the teenage psyche and came back with something more challenging than "nerds want sex."
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
the Most Meaningful of all the John Hughes teen movies
| Original Score: 3/5
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