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Pretty in Pink Reviews

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Chris Barsanti
September 21, 2006
It is perhaps too much to ask that a John Hughes film bear the standard for class warfare in the 1980s, especially when the film was so tone-deaf in depicting its subculture's milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine
September 9, 2006
John Hughes was born in 1950 but connected deeply with the next generation's cultural brooding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Medsker
September 2, 2006
No actor wants to be most remembered for work they did 20 years ago, but Ringwald was truly on another level here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Richard Rayner
Time Out
June 24, 2006
To be able to give this kind of stuff new and sympathetic twists is a tribute to Hughes' skill with narrative, and to Ringwald's magnetism as a performer.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 5, 2004
A guilty pleasure...
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Miss Ringwald's pouty naturalness remains her biggest asset, and her performance is once again appealing.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
February 9, 2003
As a Gen-X member, I will be flogged for saying so, but this movie sucked.
| Original Score: 1/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
December 15, 2002
Unfortunately perpetuates the idea that the ultimate accoplishment is capturing the affection of a jerk.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
I got my first date because of this movie so you won't see me giving it any less than three stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
September 21, 2002
It's not deep, and it's far from original, but Hughes' word processor apparently still had a little magic left in it.
Read More | Original Score: 79/100
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
August 26, 2002
I wouldn't want to be there when Duckie finally detonates.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
August 17, 2002
It may not be the greatest love story ever told, but it might be the one with the most heart.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 15, 2002
Delves into youthful romance and the character required by youth who hurdle high school caste systems.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Although it is not a great movie, it contains some moments when the audience is likely to think, yes, being 16 was exactly like that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
February 28, 1986
Its atmosphere is spot on, making it a nostalgic treat for many viewers today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cole Smithey
November 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
June 30, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 5, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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