Pretty in Pink Reviews

May 13, 2020
Neither author Hughes nor director Howard Deutch can stop the needle getting stuck in a too-familiar groove.
January 4, 2018
... in the end "Pretty in Pink" is as fraudulent as the junk it's supposed to transcend.
February 27, 2016
As irresistibly sweet as cotton candy.
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.
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.
June 9, 2014
It's way too hackneyed for John Hughes. He's already shown us that he knows better.
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.
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.
July 18, 2007
Pretty in Pink is a rather intelligent (if not terribly original) look at adolescent insecurities.
July 18, 2007
This is like every other Hughes film, just a little shoddier.
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.
May 20, 2003
Miss Ringwald's pouty naturalness remains her biggest asset, and her performance is once again appealing.
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.