Some Kind of Wonderful Reviews

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June 17, 2020
Stoltz makes an effective leading man, giving a touching performance in what is a genuinely charming film.
June 17, 2020
Masterson and Stoltz possess talent and charm to spare. Here are actors making characters of what could have been cartoons.
June 17, 2020
''Some Kind of Wonderful'' is a slight and forgettable film, but Hughes still has an eye for young acting talent.
June 17, 2020
Hughes has absolutely nothing new to report--no fresh perspectives, no gratefully received maturity, nothing added or deepened. Or speeded up, from the feel of it.
March 7, 2019
It is fairly predictable... but underneath that plot are 3 very well written and acted characters.
September 26, 2017
That was what John Hughes did best. He used his characters to shatter every preconception teenagers have about those faces they see in the hall. He made icons out of outcasts.
October 27, 2011
The cynical view of humanity demonstrated within makes it a fascinating outlier in the writer/producer's canon and the '80s teen film generally.
January 1, 2011
Typical '80s teen movie is still relevant today.
July 14, 2010
A movie that could have been something wonderful, winds up only kind of.
July 30, 2008
The best of all 80s teen movies.
May 10, 2008
July 24, 2007
Assembly-line feature from the John Hughes teen factory.
July 24, 2007
An amazingly mature young actress, Masterson skillfully brings subtlety, depth, and nuance to her character.
July 24, 2007
A simple, lovely and thoughtful teenage story that occasionally shines due to fine characterizations and lucid dialog.
February 18, 2007
October 6, 2006
...another authentic look at teenaged life from Hughes.
September 29, 2006
June 24, 2006
This time it ends with the underdogs together. Oddly enough, it's this conclusion that feels phony, seeing as Stoltz has spent the last 80 minutes arranging his dream date with Lea.
June 25, 2005
April 22, 2005
If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with.
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