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Pretty in Pink Reviews

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Marjorie Kase
Common Sense Media
May 31, 2016
Dated high school tale is still fun for teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
February 27, 2016
As irresistibly sweet as cotton candy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
June 9, 2014
First-Timer Howard Deutch is a nice surprise too. His precise, unexploitative direction is sympathetic to the awkward pauses in teen talk, to the mopery of first love, to the suicidal bravado of words spoken in heat.
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Patrick Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
June 9, 2014
These kids have a bumpy ride, but this is one film that identifies with their passions instead of indulging them, giving us a perfect back-seat view of kids out cruising, not for kicks but for a hard-earned sense of pride.
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Rick Lyman
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 9, 2014
It's way too hackneyed for John Hughes. He's already shown us that he knows better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 9, 2014
When Molly Ringwald and Annie Potts are onscreen together, the movie is aglow. See Pretty In Pink or, years from now, you may suffer side effects from missing it.
Joe Baltake
Philadelphia Daily News
June 9, 2014
Its deceptively soft title is a mask for a fairly powerful and pointed commentary on social standards, class differences and facades.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
June 9, 2014
Deutch has no discernible style; the scenes march ahead with only one development per scene, much like the worst in American television.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
June 9, 2014
Pretty in Pink is an engaging movie about youthful concerns that never go out of fashion.

People Magazine
June 9, 2014
Unfortunately she gets straitjacketed in her current movie by a script that settles for black-and-white pronouncements instead of the delicate shades of gray that Ringwald employs.
Sue Heal
Radio Times
June 9, 2014
It belts along pleasingly enough, but this frenetic, hard-edged comedy drama is too hackneyed to be entirely successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Fortgang
June 9, 2014
Hughes' penetrating insight into the minds of 1980s kids makes this one of the best films to bear his name.

Empire Magazine
June 9, 2014
Sweet but predictible angst-ridden Brat Pack outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 5, 2011
A grubby and even nasty movie in its understanding of class structure, of culture and counter-culture and the ways that teenagers can destroy one another over the subtle distinctions therein.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 12, 2008
Pretty in Pink is clichéd, stereotyped, remarkably sentimental, and sweet as all get-out.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Variety Staff
July 18, 2007
Pretty in Pink is a rather intelligent (if not terribly original) look at adolescent insecurities.

TV Guide
July 18, 2007
While the script contains trite and unbelievable dialogue, the superbly convincing performances make up for these faults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 18, 2007
This is like every other Hughes film, just a little shoddier.
Douglas Pratt
June 15, 2007
Molly Ringwald is appealing, but the film has little else going for it.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 6, 2006
...even the notoriously reshot conclusion comes off as genuinely sweet and touching...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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