Little Manhattan Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 17, 2015
Sweetly insightful about how mindblowingly horrifying it is to find oneself with unwanted and unfamiliar romantic feelings, if one is a boy, at least.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Refreshingly realistic tween tale of first love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
July 15, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
July 7, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 6, 2006
A Woody Allen-style New York romcom, only with eleven year-olds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 27, 2006
Nicely well-made, although it'll probably only appeal to young girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Bullz-Eye.com
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
April 6, 2006
Little Manhattan is the cutest, funniest, most heartbreaking and inspiring movie you will see all year
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 10, 2006
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.
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
January 7, 2006
Todas las personas mayores han comenzado por ser niņos, pero pocas de ellas lo recuerdan.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
December 2, 2005
As directed by Mark Levin, Little Manhattan is an endearing, affectionately humorous and even lyrical depiction of the dawning of adolescence amid the privileged.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
December 2, 2005
Becomes something quite startling -- a sweet story about first love that manages to be a great date movie for adults, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
October 28, 2005
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
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 11, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kevin Allison
Film Journal International
October 6, 2005
Spending about 90 minutes with these two does eventually warm the heart, even if they're stuck in a paint-by-numbers plot.
Top Critic
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 30, 2005
A moderately charming comedy depicting a fumbling prepubescent first romance in a beautiful, fairy-tale version of the borough.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Allison Corneau
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 30, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
September 30, 2005
A big surprise, a comedy detailing the angst of first love with rare candor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
September 30, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Ned Martel
New York Times
September 30, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 16, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 8, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
July 7, 2006
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006

BBC.com
June 6, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
March 17, 2006
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