• pribsflicks

    ★★½ Watched by pribsflicks 23 May, 2015

    John Hughes, what were you thinking? I suppose it stands to reason that in between writing heavy, heartfelt, mature screenplays for some of the best movies of the 1980s, you've gotta take time off to make…this. This absurd, dated, frantic approach to a teen sex comedy is unfortunately rather unfunny, contrived, and juvenile, which counteracts Hughes' other endeavors at the time.

    Weird Science is the story of two loser high schoolers, best friends Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith, in…

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  • acalhoun

    ★★★½ Rewatched by acalhoun 22 May, 2015

    Somehow exactly what I remembered and not at all what I remembered. A HIGHLY raunchy absurdist fantasy.

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  • Richard Murphy

    ★★★½ Added by Richard Murphy

    Every school boys dream. 80's movie making at its best. Still a really enjoyable movie

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  • AlphaDream

    ★★★★★ Added by AlphaDream

    vanessa angel was waaaaaaaaaaay hotter though

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  • Josh Ochoa

    ★★½ Watched by Josh Ochoa 02 May, 2015

    Kelly LeBrock and Ilan Mitchell-Smith make this film work. Everything else is a mess with some goofy charm. But it's a film the meanders way more than it should with a script that needed a lot of work to make the film at all engaging.

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  • Kevin Matthews

    ★★★½ Added by Kevin Matthews

    Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith star as Gary and Wyatt in this enjoyable comedy from the prolific writer-director John Hughes (who, apparently, wrote this in about two days). Gary and Wyatt are losers. They have no friends and no chance to ever get close to the young women they admire from afar (Suzanne Snyder and Judie Aronson). They are typical lead characters for a John Hughes movie. Desperate to get a better knowledge of women, and to gain some…

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  • feedingbrett

    ★★ Rewatched by feedingbrett 06 May, 2015 7

    Review In A Nutshell:

    The Breakfast Club may be the pinnacle of cinema’s take on the coming of age genre, but with its release may have come with disappointed with some of John Hughes’ audience. I believe it is one of those films that became the classic that it is now with repeated viewings, standing in isolation from the many forgettable films of the same cloth of its decade, a praise that could only be gained through the passing of…

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  • Caproni

    ★★★★ Watched by Caproni 23 Apr, 2015

    "So, what would you little maniacs like to do first?"

    A hottie created out of zeroes and ones and Mad Max extras gate-crash a teen party seemingly out of nowhere. Yup, early 80s John Hughes' is as weird as it is endearingly-goofy.

    But then again, when amazing lines like this popped up - "Lisa is everything I ever wanted in a girl before I knew what I wanted. I know that if I could it again, I'd make her just…

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  • Adolfo Acosta

    ★★★ Added by Adolfo Acosta

    So what do you little maniacs want to do first?

    A little dated and goofy, but good 80s fun.

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  • Kat

    ★★ Watched by Kat 30 Mar, 2015

    "So, what would you little maniacs like to do first?"

    I've been hearing about Weird Science for years and it took me this long to get around to finally watching it. I can thank my Film History class for this one. However, it was sort of a let down. I expected something so awesome, and all I got was something that was a little over the top and really not as great as it was made out to be. Definitely not my favorite John Hughes film.

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  • freecialis

    ★★½ Watched by freecialis 08 Apr, 2015

    The first 20 minutes of this presage the entire career of Dan Harmon, which I personally feel is a great thing. Then the next 20 are marred by bizarre, misguided racial humor. In a word: uneven. Lisa's powers are ill-defined, and whatever story is being told here is all over the place, but when Hughes is funny, he's funny, and compelling and human. Young RDJr and Bill Paxton, too.

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  • LUCAS HAYNES

    ★★★★ Watched by LUCAS HAYNES 30 Mar, 2015

    Fuck this movie's great. I've been going through a bit of a thing of watching 80s comedies, which I haven't particularly enjoyed. 'Weird Science' was the last on the shelf and I was pretty hesitant because I hate these kind of films. And I knew I was going to hate it, but then, I didn't hate it, I loved it. It had a great pace, shitty characters, sexist and morally suspicious story, awesome effects and it was so painfully 80s,…

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