Weird Science
Weird Science (1985)

John Hughes's third directorial effort, Weird Science, follows in the tradition of his previous teen-centered films, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith play the wannabe hipster Gary and… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 2, 1985
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2000
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Hardly in the same league as John Hughes' other teen movies, the resolutely goofy Weird Science nonetheless gets some laughs via its ridiculous premise and enjoyable performances.

Variety Staff

Weird Science veers off into a typical coming-of-age saga without exploring any of the psychological territory it lightly sails over in the early going.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Weird Science combines two great traditions in popular entertainment: Inflamed male teenage fantasies and Frankenstein's monster.

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Brian Orndorf

Throw in an infectious Oingo Boingo title tune, LeBrock in the finest fashions the Reagan-era could offer, and intoxicated tales of large-chested, knee-happy ex-girlfriends, and you have yourself one delectable adolescent comedy.

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Time Out

This is ordinary stuff that's aged about as well as Mitchell-Smith's clunky computer.

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Simon Miraudo

Watching Weird Science again in the harsh light of my 20s was like catching up with an old friend who I had recalled as a raucous party animal, but was now clearly a shaky meth addict with no teeth.

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TV Guide

Le Brock plays her character with a sense of style and wit, something the rest of Weird Science largely lacks.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Even 14-year-old boys may find it heavy sledding.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Bouncy and charming, anchored by Hall's finest comic turn for the director and LeBrock's disarmingly easygoing turn as a self-satisfied sex goddess.

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Empire Magazine

A mildly dirty reworking of love, popularity and wild times, this is John Hughes' scrappiest film to date, but it redeems its tastelessness and stupidity by being fairly funny most of the time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Remember those awkward teenage years? Well if you don't here's a work that'll fully immerse you in all those forgotten feelings of being… More
Nicki Marie
Another one from my past. Love this! Even though they are essentially sleazy little boys, it is quaint compared to today's movies. (Wow, I sound 100).… More
Lucas Martins
A funny and remarkable comedy. Very adolescent level, but still a good entertainment. Fresh.
Alice Shen
Kinda funny and silly. Two loser cook up their perfect woman, and she teaches them to man-up. Her loyalty to them is sweet and true. It's nice to see… More
KJ Proulx
"Weird Science" is as dumb as it's title suggests, but in the best way possible. John Hughes, before making the classic films that he did, strted… More
Love this movie so much. Just really funny and totally unreallistic. But thats whats so great about it. Another great 80's movie. Love watching this movie.