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The Breakfast Club Reviews

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February 16, 2008
Time capsule.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2007
In nine hours of threatening, bickering and, eventually, poignant (but never maudlin) self-revelation, the stereotypes dissolve and re-form.
July 18, 2007
Good and bad, it's still the definitive '80s teen movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 18, 2007
John Hughes's 1985 film seems meant to explain 80s youngsters to yesterday's youth, and comes to the comforting conclusion that they're just as alienated, idealistic, and vulnerable as the baby boomers of the 1960s.
July 18, 2007
One of the few teen-oriented films that truly addresses the troubles of its characters, yet it falters in dealing with the issues raised.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 18, 2007
Does director John Hughes really believe, as he writes here, that 'when you grow up, your heart dies.' It may. But not unless the brain has already started to rot with films like this.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
An iconic movie of the '80s, with all the unappealing baggage that suggests.
December 6, 2005
The Breakfast Club was teen-auteur John Hughes' attempt to take a step back and evaluate the large horde of teens our schools turn out and how they desperately search for identity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 11, 2005
Equal parts funny, smart and sincere, it's a movie that delved a little deeper into the teenage psyche and came back with something more challenging than "nerds want sex."
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 6, 2005
Teen comedy-drama, over easy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2005
Anyone who has ever been to high school can relate to at least one of these kids.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 17, 2005
...Hughes may have been the first filmmaker to attempt to put plausible teenagers on screen
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
March 11, 2005
One of the best films ever made...I mean it!
| Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
The Breakfast Club doesn't need earthshaking revelations; it's about kids who grow willing to talk to one another, and it has a surprisingly good ear for the way they speak.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2004
Offers a breakthrough portrait of the pain and miunderstanding which result from demeaning social hierarchies set up by teenagers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 18, 2004
comedy and truth and great tunes
| Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2003
A teen classic and one of the holy five John Hughes films from the 80's.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2003
Still has legs, still makes you laugh, still matters.
| Original Score: 5/5
May 20, 2003
Mr. Hughes, having thought up the characters and simply flung them together, should have left well enough alone.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 5, 2003
The pinnacle of 80s cinematic teenage angst. Frighteningly, it hasn't aged much.
| Original Score: 4/5
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