• PG-13, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Gary Winick
    In Theaters:
    Apr 23, 2004 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 7, 2006
  • Sony Pictures


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13 Going on 30 Reviews

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Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 6, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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You buy the magic because it comes with the territory. What I couldn't buy was the world of the magazine office, and the awkward scenes in which high-powered professionals don't seem to notice that they're dealing with a 13-year-old mind.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

April 23, 2004
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Often 13 Going on 30's pleasures aren't deep so much as they are the trained responses to a push of our MTV-programmed buttons.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

April 23, 2004
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Fans of Garner's, of which there are many, might find it cute and funny. I did not.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 2/4

April 20, 2004
Larry Carroll

Rick Springfield was a punch line by '83; Michael Jackson was in his "Bad" phase in 1987. No wonder Jenna's such a dork - her MTV is five years behind everyone else's.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com | Original Score: C+

April 23, 2004
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Lacks even one scene people will be talking about when today's 13-year-olds are 30.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 23, 2004
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

13 Going On 30 is the kind of movie in which the writers and director think a cute idea will carry the day.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

April 24, 2004
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

It may not be an affront to most parents' standards in terms of content, but its intellectual offensiveness is obvious.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: C-

June 29, 2004
Cole Smithey

Jennifer Garner breaks character by forgetting that she's playing an awkward 13-year-old girl in a 30-year-old woman's body in this girly comedy

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C

May 7, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[Garner is] buoyant and clearly having a great time. Too bad the filmmakers didn't put any more than the most cursory attempt into building any kind of plot around her.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

April 26, 2004
Eric Melin

While [it's] the Keystone Light of Vice Versa movies, it also annoyingly adds itself to the ever-growing list of movies that think being kitschy about the 1980s is funny.

Full Review Source: Lawrence.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 29, 2006
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Winick's exuberant direction and Jennifer Garner's infectious performance... almost obscure just how trite and inconsequential this movie is

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

April 22, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Takes the creative concepts of Big and turns them into a patently phony comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

April 22, 2004
Erik Childress

God knows, a thirteen-year-old would have more sense. But that age is too sophisticated for dreck like this.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 0.5/4

April 22, 2004
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

You won't stop expecting Tom Hanks to jump in and dance out 'Chopsticks' on the big flat piano on the floor...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

April 23, 2004
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Thank you Jennifer Garner. You made a thoroughly mediocre movie a bit better than it has any right to be

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C-

April 23, 2004
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Totally grody!

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: D

April 25, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Por que contar a história de uma menina que se torna adulta se isto não será explorado pelo filme?

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 2/5

May 17, 2004
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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The movie is as flighty and mixed up as the adolescent girl at its center.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 22, 2004
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Subplots make the story feel labored, as if no one wanted to confront what it actually feels like to be a kid trapped in an adult's life.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

April 22, 2004
Michael Szymanski
February 24, 2004
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April 25, 2004
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April 24, 2004

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