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The Sure Thing Reviews

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
February 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
November 6, 2009
[A] hysterically oversold mix of comic cliches from the 30s and the 80s.
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James Berardinelli
June 9, 2009
This is a likeable film that follows all of the necessary steps to engage an audience. It may not be a sure thing, but it's at least a pretty good bet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
October 18, 2008
Realization may not be earth shattering, but in an era of fast food and faster sex, return to the traditional is downright refreshing.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
There's plenty of mileage in this pairing, even if the movie isn't going anywhere unexpected.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Walter and Alison are closer to real teenagers, with real doubts and hesitations and uncertainties.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Rob Reiner's new film, The Sure Thing, is glowing proof of two things: Traditional romantic comedy can be adapted to suit the teen-age trade, and Mr. Reiner's contribution to This Is Spinal Tap was more than a matter of humor.
| Original Score: 4/5