• Released
  • February 15, 1985
  • R , 1 hr 37 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Teen Movie
  • 3,674 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A teen wrestler (Emilio Estevez), rebel (Judd Nelson), brain, beauty (Molly Ringwald) and shy girl.

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Critic Ratings

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80

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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78

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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75

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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75

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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75

ReelViews

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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70

Chicago Reader

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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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70

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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60

TV Guide

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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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60

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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40

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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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Socially relevant '80s teen flick.
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