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Some Kind of Wonderful Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2011
Typical '80s teen movie is still relevant today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2010
A movie that could have been something wonderful, winds up only kind of.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 30, 2008
The best of all 80s teen movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 24, 2007
A simple, lovely and thoughtful teenage story that occasionally shines due to fine characterizations and lucid dialog.
October 6, 2006
...another authentic look at teenaged life from Hughes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
April 22, 2005
If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2004
All of these movies are good now.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 27, 2004
Underscores how feelings of self-worth make all the difference in the lives of adolescents.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 21, 2004
Plays attractively like Intro to Anticapitalism 101.
July 25, 2003
Classic '80s movie, the uncool kid triumphs.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
The film creates a perfect embodiment of every adolescent's nightmare.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 10, 2003
Some Kind of Wonderful belongs to that early Hughes period before his depictions of the American teen experience became canned and cynical.
February 7, 2003
So-so storyline, but Mary Stuart Masterson rocks!
| Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2002
Better than average teen romantic comedy from the Hughes years.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 22, 2002
Often regarded as the forgotten stepchild of cult favorite Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful is notable in that it's an improvement over its inspiration in every conceivable capacity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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