Say Anything... 1989

Critics score:
98 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Caryn James, New York Times: The film is all charming performances and grace notes, but there are plenty of worse things to be. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: At last, a teenage love story with real characters instead of cliches, poses, and attitudes. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Smart, well-developed characters, believable situations, and a solid emotional investment for us in the film's people and circumstances Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: A movie like this is possible because its maker believes in the young characters, and in doing the right thing, and in staying true to oneself. Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: He love story is as old-fashioned as the jokes are old hat, but Crowe's amusing script and unforced direction allow the actors to develop reasonably authentic characters from stereotypical roles. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Cusack and Skye's relationship develops nicely and believably, but Crowe has not written an entirely convincing character for the latter to play. Read more

Hal Hinson, Washington Post: The cast is irresistibly charming, down to the bit parts by Lili Taylor and Amy Brooks as Lloyd's best friends. Read more