Harriet the Spy - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Harriet the Spy Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
M. Faust
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Fans of the book will want to see this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
September 25, 2003
A kids' movie that's more serious - and substantial - than most.
| Original Score: 74/100
Brandon Judell
May 6, 2003
Will remind parents of their own youth, and it will aid those living theirs out now to cope a little easier -- and that's just what a children's film should do.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 24, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
A better-than-expected kid's-book adaptation.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 17, 2002
Like the novel, Harriet the Spy is a rare children's story that celebrates the budding artistic spirit.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Harriet the Spy is an intelligent, insightful look at the tribulations of being a creative, misunderstood misfit at age eleven.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Stacy Levine
January 1, 2000
As the film progresses, the story becomes engaging.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
At least they didn't make the nanny's umbrella handle a talking parrot.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
...smart, good-natured and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Fresh and charming, it never plays down to kids.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
[The] movie really is supposed to be for kids after all, and since none of the material is too dark, it should do a decent job of keeping them entertained.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Entertainment Weekly
July 10, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Emanuel Levy
October 30, 2006
A below mediocre adaptation of the popular novel that is nonetheless served well by the two female leads, but all representative of the adults world (parents, teachers, psychologists) are narrow, standard-issue constructions.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Hollis Chacona
Austin Chronicle
May 6, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
July 25, 2002
The whimsical and meaningless first part dissolves into a mean spirited and disturbing concluding section.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
February 14, 2002
| Original Score: 2/4
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