Sixteen Candles - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sixteen Candles Reviews

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January 1, 1984
Some of the material works marvelously well, but the stuff that doesn't takes the movie down with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
February 13, 2012
...a sporadically amusing yet hopelessly uneven endeavor that simply isn't in the same league as Hughes' later classics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 11, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 18, 2007
As the girl, Molly Ringwald is natural and appealing, but she's lost in a world of blunt, vicious caricatures.
January 2, 2011
Racy, drunken, hilarious '80s high school comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
November 11, 2005
Broad, bubbly, and kind of adorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 2, 2003
just right
| Original Score: 3.5/5
October 20, 2003
So great I brought it on laserdisc years ago!
| Original Score: 5/5
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-
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-
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
March 23, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
June 24, 2006
Sly humour and an appreciative ear for the demotic improv of teenage chat completes an attractive package.
July 23, 2003
Demonstrates writer and director John Huges's keen eye for the foibles, inner torments and social embarassments of adolescence
September 19, 2004
a slightly over-sweet teen classic
| Original Score: 4/5
October 20, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
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