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Aquamarine Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 7, 2012
Little girls and salty sea dogs alike have long been held in thrall to the mermaid's siren song; in Aquamarine, based on Alice Hoffman's book, the ladyfish finds herself awash in the low tide of teen romantic comedy.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Director Elizabeth Allen sets a nicely easy-breezy tone for Aquamarine, but her comic timing is sometimes shaky and she sadly cannot overcome the weaknesses of the script.
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
September 1, 2006
The movie scores a major victory in reaching its audience with the all-too-important message that they are fine just the way they are.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 23, 2006
Kids seem to love the recognizable 'tween stars, but for the rest of us it's sort of like the cotton-candy scene%u2014we're not sure whether to eat it or rub our faces in it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
July 1, 2006
As shameless as trashy cookie-cutter studios movies will ever get.
| Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 24, 2006
The performances are charming, particularly JoJo Levesque, who is rapidly becoming the new Lindsay Lohan (only in a good way).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Unfortunately, the performances are often clunky and the art direction and CG are wanting, so anyone over the age of eight is likely to find it cheap around the edges. One for very little mermaids.
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
June 24, 2006
This fantasy comedy should entertain its pre-teen female market -- and repel those silly superficial boys (swoon).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 6, 2006
This is when my job feels like work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
May 29, 2006
if you aren't expecting much, Aquamarine isn't an utterly awful way to spend an afternoon
| Original Score: 2.5/5
May 23, 2006
For supervising grownups, its giddy leanings will induce seasickness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
It's silly and trivial but harmless enough for undemanding teenage girls, and Roberts and Levesque make a vivacious team.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
May 4, 2006
JoJo can't act-act, and the same goes for everyone else in Aquamarine who isn't a dolphin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 14, 2006
Aquamarine is pleasant enough and perfect for its target demographic, but it's a run of the mill movie that wouldn't stand out among the various cable TV offerings for its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
March 11, 2006
It's not going to win an Oscar or anything. But I liked how it was actually made for tween girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
March 10, 2006
Cross the Gidget flicks with a sudsy fish-out-of-water tale and -- poof -- you'll get this 'tween fantasy, which only lands with a small splash.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
Modamag.com
March 9, 2006
An amusing, sweet 'n' spunky friendship tale - if you're a 'tween. If you're older, this may be too soggy and sappy for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 8, 2006
As silly and girly as an adolescent crush -- and every bit as fun -- "Aquamarine" is the perfect film for girls age 10 and older%u2026and their older sisters. And their moms. And some of us who used to be adolescent girls.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 8, 2006
I kept getting the sense of an Afternoon Special that had blundered into a theater by accident on its way to a TV set.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
March 7, 2006
Fantastic film for tweens, bearable film for the rest of us
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
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