Curly Sue
Curly Sue (1991)

John Hughes dishes out the sentiment by the ladle-full in Curly Sue. The film stars James Belushi as Bill Dancer, a down-on-his-luck drifter who lives by his wits on the highways and byways of the United States, stealing free meals,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 25, 1991
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The film has a desperately cutesy-pie charm that drips with flop sweat.

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Rob Gonsalves

Reprehensible from start to finish, and utterly manipulative and mindless to boot.

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Scott Weinberg

Is this the same John Huges who wrote "The Breakfast Club"? I don't think so.

Emanuel Levy

A disappointingly sentimental and shallow film from John Hughes about the homeless

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Any similarity between Curly Sue and Shirley Temple is practically intentional.

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Randy White
Common Sense Media

A violent, offensive comedy.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

It's the first film in which Hughes flat-out sentimentalizes being rich--moreover, selling out.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Cutesy homeless pair (a man and a little girl!!!) bum around from town to town (!) until they literally run in to a sympathetic lawyer (!!!), and that's… More
Nani Vang
I love curly sue!
Aj V
John Hughes got into making movies with kids in the 90s instead of teens, Home Alone was good, but this one was more mediocre, I think. I saw it a long time… More
danny d
pretty entertaining, belushi was great
Cassandra Maples
Excellent film and I really enjoyed it. I agree with all the other people that this is a really great film. I doubt my rating will help matters but we'll… More
Dean McKenna
Worst John Hughes comedy film I ever watched.