Weird Science

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Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.


  • Kelly LeBrock
  • Anthony Michael Hall
  • Ilan Mitchell-Smith
  • Bill Paxton
  • Suzanne Snyder
  • Judie Aronson
  • Robert Downey
  • Robert Rusler
  • Barbara Lang

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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, because you might get it.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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 always fun. At its best, it's more proof that Hughes is one of American movies' unusual talents. He's an original. [2 Aug 1985, p.C1]

Metacritic review by Bill Cosford
Bill Cosford
Miami Herald

What a disappointment Weird Science is! A wonderful writer-director has taken a cute idea about two teenage Dr. Frankensteins creating a perfect woman by computer and turned it into a vulgar, mindless, special-effects-cluttered wasteland.

Metacritic review by Gene Siskel
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune