St. Elmo's Fire
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

Featuring an ensemble full of beautiful and talented young actors, this comedy drama centers an a septet of Georgetown graduates who fret about their futures.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 1, 1985
DVD Release Date: November 19, 2001
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Ellen Twadell
Common Sense Media

Soapy 20-something friends saga isn't for kids.

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Pete Croatto

Everyone struggles. Everyone triumphs. The music swells. No one cares.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

The intolerable apotheosis of 80s youth-driven filmmaking.

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

there's a perceptive, brilliant essay buried somewhere in St. Elmo's Fire on the dangers of deeply, tragically stupid people trying to write the great American novel.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

the loud clothes, the pumped-up fake rock of John Parr, the questionable sex appeal of McCarthy and the unctuous Nelson. Turn it on and watch your skin crawl.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

An icon of the 80's.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Even teens might have a hard time identifying with the level of melodrama we get here.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A telling look at the confusions and challenges facing seven friends who have recently graduated from the same college.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Soapy brat pack sap.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Not one I grew up with, but I have come to appreciate this later in life. A not so great 80's drama still beats most of the new ones, and I do like a lot… More
Manu Gino
You can always count on your friends. Don't ever let the fire go out. Very good movie from the 80's! The music from this movie is phenomenal. I think… More
Carlos Magalh„es
It plays like a rejected backdoor pilot for a coming-of-age prime time TV drama series, with not very interesting storylines despite the good acting - and it… More
Bethany Murphy
St. Elmo's Fire is an enlightening and coming-of-age ensemble that warms your heart and leaves you feeling all happy inside. The cast is one of the best,… More
Alice Shen
It's really quite enjoyable - the humor, the drama - but it just doesn't make much sense to me. All these friends have such disparate personalities… More
Cassie Hill
This movie shows and tells you about the transition to life after college. Just a really good honest film about life. Great story and great 80s music, this is… More

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