Universal Pictures | Release Date: May 4, 1984
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Generally favorable reviews based on 31 Ratings
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filmtrashreviewSep 1, 2011
You can see that a lot of teen comedy tradition is created in this film. The nerdy hero, the young and misunderstood girl, the hunk thats going to steal her heart, even the cheesy and overused soundtrack; a lot has been taken from SixteenYou can see that a lot of teen comedy tradition is created in this film. The nerdy hero, the young and misunderstood girl, the hunk thats going to steal her heart, even the cheesy and overused soundtrack; a lot has been taken from Sixteen Candles. I cannot believe that saying **** and showing completely nude women was considered PG back in 84, the film simply deserves an R rating. With all this said its still just a basic plot and nothing really special to offer. Expand
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MasterRileySep 13, 2016
Sixteen Candles was really enjoyable for me. I know a lot of people have different opinions but I think its overall a good movie and personally really entertaining to me. I like the comedy style in it and the casting choices and performances.
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EpicLadySpongeJun 21, 2016
Sadly, this, the entire movie of what you're seeing here, will never happen to you. If so, then you should be crowned lucky. Still, I should be crowned lucky that I managed to live my life the way I wanted it to be and giving Sixteen CandlesSadly, this, the entire movie of what you're seeing here, will never happen to you. If so, then you should be crowned lucky. Still, I should be crowned lucky that I managed to live my life the way I wanted it to be and giving Sixteen Candles an okay rating would be an insult to 1980's fans, but in general, it's just plain cheesy. Back in the 1980's, movies were considered cheap and that's where Sixteen Candles become literally cheap. Not the best from John Hughes. Look for a different movie. Expand
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SpangleMay 21, 2016
As funny as all of John Hughes' other 1980s classics, Sixteen Candles is at times truly hysterical and is equally a great commentary on growing up and turning 16. That said, the film is held back by two major issues. One, it is deeply racistAs funny as all of John Hughes' other 1980s classics, Sixteen Candles is at times truly hysterical and is equally a great commentary on growing up and turning 16. That said, the film is held back by two major issues. One, it is deeply racist with numerous Asian stereotypes and making fun of its Asian character as much as possible. Additionally, it is mind numbingly sexist. Including trivialization of date rape and caricature female characters, Sixteen Candles feels more like an ode to the days when a man could have a woman whether she wanted him or not. This really odd sequence ruins the film at large and turns it into a cringeworthy and truly dated exercise that leaves one feeling disgusted by the characters in the film more so than entertained. Sixteen Candles may provide laughs, but is morally troublesome. Expand
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StannyCartvskiOct 29, 2016
This was one of the best movies that John Hughes has made. I lost it at the part when Jake's drunk "girl friend" gives Tim a birth control pill. I laughed at the parts with Long Duk Dong because he doesn't know that it's not cool to get drunkThis was one of the best movies that John Hughes has made. I lost it at the part when Jake's drunk "girl friend" gives Tim a birth control pill. I laughed at the parts with Long Duk Dong because he doesn't know that it's not cool to get drunk and he thinks Jake is a girl and grabs his privates. Expand
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