Pretty in Pink - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Pretty in Pink Reviews

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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.
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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
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 18, 2007
Pretty in Pink is a rather intelligent (if not terribly original) look at adolescent insecurities.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 18, 2007
This is like every other Hughes film, just a little shoddier.
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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.
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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.
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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