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Some Kind of Wonderful Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    55

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Julie Salamon

    It's just that the picture doesn't have a strong idea behind it, just a fog of many half-expressed ideas. [26 Feb 1987, p.20(E)]

  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Dave Kehr

    It's Mary Stuart Masterson, bringing a depth and tenacity to her role that nowhere appears in the screenplay, who leaves the lasting impression. She escapes the airiness of Hughes's vision to establish something like a human being. [22 Feb 1987]

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It is not about whether the hero will get the girl. It is about whether the hero should get the girl, and when was the last time you saw a movie that even knew that could be the question?

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    It has a light touch, a disarming cast, a well-developed sense of humor and a lot of charm. [27 Feb 1987, p.C17]

  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety

    A simple, lovely and thoughtful teenage story that occasionally shines due to fine characterizations and lucid dialog.

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