• PG-13, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:    Nick Hurran
  • In Theaters:    Aug 6, 2004 Wide
  • On DVD:    Jan 4, 2005
  • Sony Pictures

Little Black Book Reviews

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Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
August 6, 2004

Big-screen advertisement for Palm Pilots and romantic paranoia.

| Original Score: 2/4
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
August 3, 2004

The problem is that director Nick Hurran and writers Melissa Carter and Elisa Bell see this as more of a sit-com. And, in a vain attempt to get laughs, they de-humanize their characters.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
Top Critic
August 6, 2004

Raises the question: When does a movie go from being an homage to being a parasite?

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 5, 2004

Romance-free, comedy-free, charm-free, and apparently carb-free as well, with leading ladies Murphy and Hunter looking toned but stringy and underfed.

| Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010

A romance-free, comedy-free romantic comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
August 5, 2004

Murphy is cute and quirky, but the movie is not.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Larry Carroll
FilmStew.com
August 6, 2004

If she keeps this up, the number listed for Brittany Murphy in your PDA will soon need to be changed from Moviefone to a neighborhood video store.

Full Review | Original Score: C
James Rocchi
Netflix
August 5, 2004

A big, funny finale can't redeem the rest of this slight, silly and hollow romantic comedy.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic
August 12, 2004

[O]ne of the worst romantic comedies of this or probably any other year.

Christian Toto
Washington Times
August 6, 2004

This otherwise limp Book injects a neat wrinkle into the chick film formula

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 4, 2004

Little Black Book is a pointless sermon about the disastrous consequences of acting like a complete and utter moron.

Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
Top Critic
August 6, 2004

If you think it's worth it to sit there for 97 minutes for three or possibly four laughs, then you are beyond help.

Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
August 16, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: D
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
August 5, 2004

The 'comedy' is too offensive in tone, too mean-spirited to be worthy of investing a few hours watching.

Full Review | Original Score: D
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Top Critic
August 5, 2004

Textbook chick flick.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009

I just have managed to develop a hatred for all things involving Murphy, and this almost made me develop a hatred for Carly Simon.

Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 10, 2004

Little Black Book has more in common with Sweet Smell of Success than When Harry Met Sally.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
August 5, 2004

It's hard to find anything to like in Little Black Book, especially Murphy, who is the most revolting lead actress in Hollywood.

Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 4, 2004

[A] distasteful, obnoxious, voyeuristic cesspool of human pettiness and cruelty that... thinks it's a Deep and Meaningful exploration of the contemporary battle of the sexes.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006


AV Club
Top Critic
August 5, 2004


St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic
August 6, 2004


Boston Phoenix
August 7, 2004


Time Out
Top Critic
February 9, 2006

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