Weird Science Synopsis
High-school nerds computer-generate a magic beauty (Kelly LeBrock) who shows them how to meet girls.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The center of the film is the simple, almost elementary insight that fantasies can be hazardous: You've got to be careful what you ask for,...
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63

Miami Herald

By Bill Cosford
Weird Science is a nerd-reform film, down to its dewy finale in which all concerned have learned a Lesson About Life. But it's almost...
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60

Empire

Distinctly predictable offering from the ever-overworking John Hughes, who has taken a step back from his previous work.
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50

Variety

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Hughes’ true gift is at capturing the naturalistic rhythms and interaction between the boys with a great ear for dialog. Le Brock is just...
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
The film's greatest asset is Kelly LeBrock, who is triumphant. She may represent souped-up womanhood at its most fanciful but she does so...
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40

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
Most of Weird Science, for all its repetitive vulgarity and its wide array of gimmicks, is essentially much too calculating and cautious....
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Like a little boy playing with his first chemistry set, Hughes has thrown together the labelled contents of just about every teen-film...
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
What a disappointment Weird Science is! A wonderful writer-director has taken a cute idea about two teenage Dr. Frankensteins creating a...
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Making a girl. Actually making a girl. Like Frankenstein... except cuter.

By kraduate
Not the best John Hughes film. Not in my top list of 80s teen movies. But a lot of fun and worth seeing. Two nerdy teens, desperate to fit in, are driven to create the perfect woman on their...

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By voicedthunder
One of the great 80's movies. Kelly Lebrock is so hot, and there is plenty of gross and funny comedy to keep you going...

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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Guilty-pleasure '80s horny-geek sci-fi sex comedy.
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