The Secret of My Success
The Secret of My Success (1987)

A talented young man can't get an executive position without rising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 7, 1987
DVD Release Date: October 27, 1998
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

The movie builds up a lot of good will early on, which is needed when the time comes to resolve its farcical complications.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

[A] belabored charade of mistaken identities...

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

enjoyable fluff

Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Obviously, no new ground is being broken here, but director Ross keeps things humming in an endearingly old-fashioned way.

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Cathy Burke
United Press International

This is strictly a Fox-fan picture.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Quintessential 1980s comedy

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Does the movie really believe anyone is as stupid as these characters? Does it care?

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

The 1980s were not a particularly inspired era, so it's appropriate that a middling romantic comedy like this one would earn the title of quintessential movie of the decade.

Christopher Null

Does the fun ever start?

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Not the greatest 80's movie, but it has its moments. I did hate Helen Slater's hair and clothes in this. The auntie definitely out glamoured her!
Cassie Hill
Such a cute movie!!!! Michael J. Fox is just sooooo adorable I think once I started watching Family Ties my obsession began lol! :)
Conner Rainwater
A classic 80s movie with Michael J. Fox at his finest. The idea of this movie is as good in execution as it seems on paper, actually probably a lot better than… More
James Alvarez
All I remember is that he bones his aunt and then realisticaly climbs the corporate latter. (Update) It turns out its not his aunt at all and it was just a… More
Aj V
A yuppie trying to rise up to the top has his life complicated by love. This is a great 80s flick, very funny and very timely. Fox is great as usual, and so… More
Mason Williams
I always have great meomories when watching this movie. The soundtrack is "totally" the 80's. Michael J. Fox and Helen Slater (whom I have liked… More

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