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Little Manhattan Reviews

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This little family movie wants to be adorable and ALMOST gets there, but suffers from trying too hard to be too cute.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 17, 2006
Brian Lowry
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Seeks to be a whimsical premise but, except for a few moments, proves ponderous instead.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 30, 2005
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

A totem to white privilege.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 29, 2005
Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
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Who is this movie's target audience, anyway? Preteens will be bored stupid, while adults are unlikely to want to revisit puppy love in such grueling detail.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 27, 2005
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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It begins to wear a little thin in a feature format.

September 30, 2005
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

This grotesquely manipulative bit of whimsy is like sucking on a sugar cube for ninety minutes when each of your teeth is suffering from an exposed nerve.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: D

October 3, 2005
F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly
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[It's] as if the filmmakers (maybe without even realizing it) are mocking his emotions, implying that kids are just kids, and only think they feel what they're feeling.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 1, 2005
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Refreshingly realistic tween tale of first love.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 18, 2010
Joe Utichi

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 4/5

July 15, 2006
Willie Waffle

Little Manhattan is the cutest, funniest, most heartbreaking and inspiring movie you will see all year

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/4

April 6, 2006
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This adorable comedy will appeal to all those who loved and experienced giddy feelings during "A Little Romance."

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

September 25, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Nicely well-made, although it'll probably only appeal to young girls.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

May 27, 2006
Gene Seymour
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It's the little things such as confusing voices on the phone that show you that the husband-wife team of director Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett are paying close attention to what kids do, say and go through.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

September 29, 2005
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A moderately charming comedy depicting a fumbling prepubescent first romance in a beautiful, fairy-tale version of the borough.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 30, 2005
Allison Corneau
TV Guide's Movie Guide

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 Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 30, 2005
Kevin Allison
Film Journal International

Spending about 90 minutes with these two does eventually warm the heart, even if they're stuck in a paint-by-numbers plot.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 6, 2005
Ned Martel
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 30, 2005
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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A big surprise, a comedy detailing the angst of first love with rare candor.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

September 30, 2005
Dustin Putman

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 Source: | Original Score: 4/4

October 11, 2005
Matthew Turner

A Woody Allen-style New York romcom, only with eleven year-olds.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

July 6, 2006
Dave Calhoun
Time Out New York
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August 16, 2007
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
July 7, 2006
Peter Bradshaw

July 8, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
March 17, 2006
June 6, 2006

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
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