Risky Business Synopsis
A hooker (Rebecca De Mornay) helps turn a teen's (Tom Cruise) home into a brothel.
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75
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The very best thing about the movie is its dialogue. Paul Brickman, who wrote and directed, has an ear so good that he knows what to leave...
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90

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Taking off from the format of a typical teenage sex comedy, Brickman deepens the characters and tightens the situations, filming them in a...
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88

TV Guide

Smart, stylish, and cynical about the values of its time, this movie aspires to be The Graduate for its generation and it comes pretty...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
An adolescent-oriented farce so finely tuned it projects beyond its narrow intended audience - it's not only for adolescents, it's for...
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70

Variety

Risky Business is like a promising first novel, with all the pros and cons that come with that territory.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Risky Business is the sleeper of the summer. It's a refreshing change from the usual dumb teenage ripoffs, the slickest American film since...
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60

Empire

It’s "Ferris Bueller" with an existential crisis. Very funny and very weird.
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60

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
Risky Business improves as it goes along.
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Tom Cruise used to be good, don't know that I could stand to pay for this movie... Knowing about him know....

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Sexy Cruise classic still a risky choice for kids.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF