Harriet the Spy Reviews

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September 7, 2011
Top Critic
April 12, 2002
February 14, 2002
February 9, 2002
A very draggy affair because Harriet's exploits are treated like an episodic laundry list.
January 1, 2000
...a tedious adaptation...
January 1, 2000
...the pacing is slow and there are scenes that seem amateurish...
January 2, 2011
Fans of the book will want to see this film.
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.
September 21, 2005
September 25, 2003
A kids' movie that's more serious - and substantial - than most.
May 6, 2003
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.
February 24, 2003
July 27, 2002
A better-than-expected kid's-book adaptation.
July 25, 2002
The whimsical and meaningless first part dissolves into a mean spirited and disturbing concluding section.
July 17, 2002
Like the novel, Harriet the Spy is a rare children's story that celebrates the budding artistic spirit.
January 1, 2000
The film's OK, a little thick with sensory overload, but it wasn't made for old guys like me.
January 1, 2000
...smart, good-natured and fun.
January 1, 2000
Fresh and charming, it never plays down to kids.
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.
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