The Sure Thing 1985

Critics score:
87 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: Rob Reiner's new film, The Sure Thing, is glowing proof of two things: Traditional romantic comedy can be adapted to suit the teen-age trade, and Mr. Reiner's contribution to This Is Spinal Tap was more than a matter of humor. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: [A] hysterically oversold mix of comic cliches from the 30s and the 80s. Read more

Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly: Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: This is a likeable film that follows all of the necessary steps to engage an audience. It may not be a sure thing, but it's at least a pretty good bet. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Walter and Alison are closer to real teenagers, with real doubts and hesitations and uncertainties. Read more

Time Out: There's plenty of mileage in this pairing, even if the movie isn't going anywhere unexpected. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Realization may not be earth shattering, but in an era of fast food and faster sex, return to the traditional is downright refreshing. Read more