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Sixteen Candles Reviews

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Rob Vaux
May 5, 2014
High school is high school no matter what the date, and Hughes ensures that the constancies of that age remain unchanged.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 13, 2012
The plotting is crude and haphazard, but the dialogue is amusing and the cast is appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 25, 2011
A high school film just smart enough to be special and bad enough that it could be improved upon.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Racy, drunken, hilarious '80s high school comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Orndorf
September 8, 2008
Candles is a brazenly mischievous, consistently uproarious comedy that christens the devastating Hughes-fu with vivacious results.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Cole Smithey
March 23, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
October 20, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Variety Staff
July 18, 2007
There's also a darkly handsome high school heartbreak kid (Michael Schoeffling), a merciful brisk pace, some quick humor (visual and verbal), and a solid music track.

TV Guide
July 18, 2007
This funny, unpretentious film marked writer John Hughes's first time out as a director. The premise is ordinary, but the film is distinguished by funny gags and excellent performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Sly humour and an appreciative ear for the demotic improv of teenage chat completes an attractive package.
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
The first effort by writer/director John Hughes on his way to becoming the William Shakespeare of teenage angst. One really has to be aware of the climate of the early '80s to truly understand the impact that this film had among teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
November 11, 2005
Broad, bubbly, and kind of adorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
September 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
July 15, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 4, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
A sweet and funny movie about two of the worst things that can happen to a girl on her sixteenth birthday.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 19, 2004
a slightly over-sweet teen classic
| Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 2, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
June 5, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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