New York Minute Reviews

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Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 25, 2004
Mayhem rules and this slapstick comedy offer a lot of action, sudden turns, and some wild and crazy stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
Los Angeles CityBeat
May 8, 2004
[No nudity] is shown, but the point is made: guys, they know what you're thinking.
Lauren Kane
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 7, 2004
Gordon keeps the pace brisk, and between makeovers and pratfalls, the girls deliver an easy-to-swallow dose of girl power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
May 7, 2004
Even when it feels forced, the Olsen twins' appeal -- I freely admit -- remains a two-for-one bargain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
May 7, 2004
The surprise is that it's the kind of larky entertainment that can make adults feel younger, rather than older, which is the effect that most films for teens have on their elders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
May 7, 2004
It's an idiotic and utterly bogus confection, as it must be, but at least it has a pleasing level of pacing (it scoots along without screeching) and some minor-key subversive flashes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
May 7, 2004
Just know that it never gets sitcomish enough to make adults squirm with homicidal rage, it's fun to watch and your pre-adolescent will love it.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
May 7, 2004
It's a charming, zestful romp.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
May 6, 2004
OK, it's not like I'm ready to join the local chapter of the Ashley and Mary-Kate fan club, but I admit it: I kind of liked New York Minute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 6, 2004
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen ... have evolved into nimble comic actresses, with expressive voices and sharp timing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
May 4, 2004
Sizzles with unbounded charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 4, 2004
Shouts out a substantial sense of Girl Power to a large and loyal fan base that can officially count me as one of their number.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 3, 2004
The movie flows nicely from one wacky episode to the next, and the Olsen girls make pleasant company.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Not great, but Olsen twin fans won't care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A basic rip-off of "Ferris Bueller"...
Mary Lasse
Christianity Today
November 2, 2006
Most viewers will likely be checking their watches, probably wishing this Minute were gone in 60 seconds.
| Original Score: 2/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury
November 4, 2004
[The stars] never attempt to do anything outside their limited range; like, for example, act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 2, 2004
Stanley Kubrick once said, 'If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.' Obviously, he had never seen the script for New York Minute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Hanh Nguyen
Zap2it.com
December 19, 2004

Boston Phoenix
May 8, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 8, 2004

ComingSoon.net
May 7, 2004
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