Some Kind of Wonderful Reviews

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.
July 24, 2007
Assembly-line feature from the John Hughes teen factory.
July 24, 2007
A simple, lovely and thoughtful teenage story that occasionally shines due to fine characterizations and lucid dialog.
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.
May 20, 2003
The film creates a perfect embodiment of every adolescent's nightmare.
January 1, 2000
Like her energy, Masterson's beauty is kinetic, internalized, and she's a winner even if the film itself runs third in the Hughes opus on teenhood.
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.
January 1, 2000
Lighter and less filling than usual.