Some Kind of Wonderful - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Some Kind of Wonderful Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
Ellen Twadell
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Typical '80s teen movie is still relevant today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jordan Hiller
July 14, 2010
A movie that could have been something wonderful, winds up only kind of.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Cornelius
July 30, 2008
The best of all 80s teen movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
May 10, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
July 24, 2007
An amazingly mature young actress, Masterson skillfully brings subtlety, depth, and nuance to her character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
July 24, 2007
A simple, lovely and thoughtful teenage story that occasionally shines due to fine characterizations and lucid dialog.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 6, 2006
...another authentic look at teenaged life from Hughes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 29, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
October 20, 2004
All of these movies are good now.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 27, 2004
Underscores how feelings of self-worth make all the difference in the lives of adolescents.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 10, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 24, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Fred Topel
July 25, 2003
Classic '80s movie, the uncool kid triumphs.
| Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 8, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film creates a perfect embodiment of every adolescent's nightmare.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
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.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
February 7, 2003
So-so storyline, but Mary Stuart Masterson rocks!
| Original Score: 3/5
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