Refreshingly realistic tween tale of first love.
| Original Score: 4/5
A Woody Allen-style New York romcom, only with eleven year-olds.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nicely well-made, although it'll probably only appeal to young girls.
Little Manhattan is the cutest, funniest, most heartbreaking and inspiring movie you will see all year
| Original Score: 4/4
The freshness is authentic even when the whimsy grows hard to bear. The two leads are precocious in a way more typical of child actors than actual children.
This little family movie wants to be adorable and ALMOST gets there, but suffers from trying too hard to be too cute.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Todas las personas mayores han comenzado por ser niņos, pero pocas de ellas lo recuerdan.
As directed by Mark Levin, Little Manhattan is an endearing, affectionately humorous and even lyrical depiction of the dawning of adolescence amid the privileged.
Becomes something quite startling -- a sweet story about first love that manages to be a great date movie for adults, too.
| Original Score: 3/4
[It's] as if the filmmakers (maybe without even realizing it) are mocking his emotions, implying that kids are just kids, and only think they feel what they're feeling.
it isn't about kids playing dress-up and talking like world-weary grown-ups. It's about knowing the right time to hold someone's hand
A beautiful, layered, uplifting, dizzyingly romantic motion picture. This is one of the year's very best films, and one of its most unexpected cinematic treasures.
Spending about 90 minutes with these two does eventually warm the heart, even if they're stuck in a paint-by-numbers plot.
This grotesquely manipulative bit of whimsy is like sucking on a sugar cube for ninety minutes when each of your teeth is suffering from an exposed nerve.
| Original Score: D
A moderately charming comedy depicting a fumbling prepubescent first romance in a beautiful, fairy-tale version of the borough.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Seeks to be a whimsical premise but, except for a few moments, proves ponderous instead.
Reliving the roller-coaster ride of young love from the point of view of these phenomenal young actors offers a humorous escape from the adult world, where the little things in relationships are often taken for granted.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
A big surprise, a comedy detailing the angst of first love with rare candor.
What a treasure -- a funny, tart, romantic comedy about tweens suffering the pangs of first love. It makes the cityscape an essential part of the romance, like a junior, vintage Woody Allen.
This small-scale, perfectly acted family film listens in on all the doubts and desires of an 11-year-old as he confronts new feelings about a girl he has known practically all his life.
| Original Score: 4.5/5