• 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


Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Like Hanks in Big, and Jamie Lee Curtis in Freaky Friday, Jennifer Garner is funny and endearing ...

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 26, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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No question: 13 Going on 30 could have aimed higher, but it hits the target at which it carefully points.

| Original Score: B-

April 26, 2004
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Like a petulant 13-year-old, I'm still pouting over my disappointment.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

April 24, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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April 23, 2004
Sara Gebhardt
Washington Post
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A film whose far-fetched foundation is overshadowed by the endearing story.

April 23, 2004
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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If 13 Going on 30 isn't exactly original, it's still reasonably cool, thanks to Garner's uninhibited portrayal of a nerd trapped in a Sex and the City body, and to the inspired casting of Mark Ruffalo as the grown-up Matt.

April 23, 2004
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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A lot fresher than its premise, largely because of the terrific casting.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

April 23, 2004
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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You find yourself rooting for [Garner and Ruffalo], despite the predictability of the premise.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 23, 2004
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Provides a lighthearted, amusing and yet mostly honest version of a daydream most of us have had at one time or another.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 23, 2004
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's nice to know that, Hanks or Garner, male or female, Big is still an idea that works, 16 years after it opened.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

April 23, 2004
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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Frothier than the sweetest drink at Starbuck's and deft in the slapstick department, the actress turns a generic female version of Big into a raucously charming teen fairy tale.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

April 23, 2004
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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It's a surprisingly charming and fresh comedy that only becomes painfully saccharine in its last 20 minutes.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

April 23, 2004
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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Garner is so appealing as Jenna ... that she almost makes you forget you've already seen Tom Hanks endure similar travails in 1988's Big.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 23, 2004
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The lanky action star of the cult television series Alias is assigned a tired playbook in this film, but she finds room to manoeuvre in a performance that exceeds expectations.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

April 23, 2004
Tom Long
Detroit News
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An engaging and wholly preposterous gumdrop of a film.

| Original Score: B-

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
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
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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It's looking for comedy and romance in the obvious places.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 23, 2004
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Just when you think there is nothing left to mine in the body-switch genre, 13 Going on 30 is an unexpected pleasure, a buoyant comedy that will make you feel young again.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2004
Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
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Whenever [Garner's] on screen you don't want to look anywhere else.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 22, 2004
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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A spirited comedy of complications whose derivative plot is bolstered by worthy messages, quaint '80s nostalgia and agreeable mush.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B+

April 22, 2004
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Amusing, charming and pleasantly nostalgic.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2004
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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While essentially a retread of Big, what keeps this body-switch comedy going is the director's love for actors, and his refusal to judge them by the characters they play.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 22, 2004
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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As fantasy-formulaic as 13 Going on 30 is, writers Josh Goldmith and Cathy Yuspa ... haven't bothered to work out the sort of details that transport us too.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

April 22, 2004
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Garner is supposed to have a teenage mentality, but she marches around with preternaturally good posture and speaks her lines as if she's still auditioning for the part.

| Original Score: 2/5

April 22, 2004
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Ms. Garner's performance is what sticks with you. She's hilarious, warm and cool.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

April 22, 2004
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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[Garner] is appearing in her first comedy since Dude, Where's My Car? And she seems to be having such a good time doing it that we can't help but be drawn in.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

April 22, 2004
John Anderson
Newsday
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Unlike Hanks in Big, there's little consistency to [Garner's] character.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

April 22, 2004
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Garner is a delight, a completely accessible personality in completely forbidding clothes.

| Original Score: 3/4

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
Jorge Morales
Village Voice
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The thirtysomething in me was all, gag me with a spoon, but the kid in me was like, this movie's rad to the max.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 22, 2004
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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For lack of an actual film to remake, Hollywood's fallback position is to concoct a hybrid cannibalization of not one, but several, past successes -- in this case, Big, Back to the Future, Peggy Sue Got Married and It's a Wonderful Life.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 22, 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
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A gender-bended Big with a Sex and the City gloss.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B+

April 22, 2004
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Once the movie gets going, it's funny, resonant, and magical in the same way Big was.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

April 21, 2004
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The movie may not be as good, uplifting, or perceptive as Big, but it's one of the better teen girl-themed films of the year, and can be enjoyed by viewers of either gender in any age group.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

April 18, 2004
Joe Leydon
Variety
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Jennifer Garner makes the transition from cult-fave TV action icon to full-fledged, ultra-charismatic feature lead in 13 Going on 30.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 12, 2004
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Thanks to a snappy script by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa and an effervescent performance by Jennifer Garner, this romantic comedy has a buoyant personality.

April 12, 2004
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