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Some Kind of Wonderful Reviews

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Eric Henderson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
May 21, 2004
Plays attractively like Intro to Anticapitalism 101.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
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.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Lighter and less filling than usual.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
June 25, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
July 24, 2007
Assembly-line feature from the John Hughes teen factory.
Ellen Twadell
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Typical '80s teen movie is still relevant today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Some Kind of Wonderful is yet another film in which Hughes and his team show a special ability to make an entertaining movie about teenagers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Scott Weinberg
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
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
Cole Smithey
May 10, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
July 30, 2008
The best of all 80s teen movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
July 24, 2007
A simple, lovely and thoughtful teenage story that occasionally shines due to fine characterizations and lucid dialog.
Christopher Null
August 19, 2002
solid entry into an elusive genre
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 6, 2006
...another authentic look at teenaged life from Hughes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sarah Chauncey
June 10, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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