The Breakfast Club
They were five students with nothing in common, faced with spending a Saturday detention together in their high school library. At 7 a.m., they had nothing to say, but by 4 p.m. they had bared their souls to each other.
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Socially relevant '80s teen flick.
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Fresh: John Hughes's 1985 film seems meant to explain 80s youngsters to yesterday's youth, and comes to the comforting conclusion that they're just as alienated, idealistic, and vulnerable as the baby boomers of the 1960s.
- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Fresh: In The Breakfast Club, Hughes has created a surprisingly enduring motion picture that is still effective 13 years after its theatrical debut.
- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Rotten: Mr. Hughes, having thought up the characters and simply flung them together, should have left well enough alone.
- Janet Maslin, New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 2003
A great film that has stood the test of time! One that laid out the stereo types many other teen films since have taken on. Simple story yet brilliantly done and featuring a good cast. Great soundtrack to!
- Deano78, Saturday, October 30, 2010