The Breakfast Club Synopsis
A teen wrestler (Emilio Estevez), rebel (Judd Nelson), brain, beauty (Molly Ringwald) and shy girl.
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Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
This could have been an unmitigated disaster, but Hughes' way with the material ensured it a special place in the heart of just about...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Before lapsing into the land of the insipid,... John Hughes actually made a few movies that shined some light on the trials of modern...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
For all its contrivance, it's lively and amusing and occasionally disconcerting in its reproduction of what life was like in the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Ty Burr
From the neon-sign opening titles to the derivative angst of the dialogue, it's a touchstone of '80s pop culture, and a schizophrenic one,...
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By James Berardinelli
Eminently watchable and consistently entertaining...It has a candor that is unexpected and refreshing in a sea of too-often generic...
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Chicago Reader

Comes to the comforting conclusion that they're just as alienated, idealistic, and vulnerable as the baby boomers of the 1960s.
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Washington Post

Their conversations give The Breakfast Club its snap, crackle and pop. And this is that rare movie that could benefit from another half...
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TV Guide

Hughes, though he gives the material a sense of fun and achieves several moments of genuine warmth, too often resorts to obvious cliches,...
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The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
The five young stars would have mixed well even without the fraudulent encounter-group candor towardS which The Breakfast Club forces them....
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The New Yorker

By Pauline Kael
But all that this encounter-session movie actually does is strip a group of high-school kids down to their most banal longings to be...
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By BrianG_80
This movie opened 1 day after my 5th birthday and it was as relevant then as it was when I fell in love with the movie in high school and is still just as relevant today. Takes a great look at the...

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The Breakfast Club Review - During the first hour or so I felt overwhelmed by the quirk of some of these characters, but in the final half hour I think the movie redeemed itself.

By rocketjsl357
(cont.) Even though the movie shoots for the redeeming elements of these characters, I took issue with how the movie pretty much made you view these people from the beginning in the way that the film...

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By bliss143
This movie is great and even better to seen on the big screen!...


By mynumba1luva
what an excellent john hughes movies putting all the high schools cliches in 1 room and look at the product...

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Very good

By animation_nation
Some parts were really funny, but some were sad. I love all the John Hughes movies. A true classic. Particularly good performances: Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy....

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By Therumrunner5

The best 80's teen movie

By akcanuck
John Hughes at his finest. Must see for any 80's teen movie fan....

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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Socially relevant '80s teen flick.
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