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Little Manhattan Reviews

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 16, 2007
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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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.
| Original Score: 3/5
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F.X. Feeney
L.A. Weekly
December 1, 2005
[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.
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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
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Brian Lowry
Variety
September 30, 2005
Seeks to be a whimsical premise but, except for a few moments, proves ponderous instead.
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
September 30, 2005
A big surprise, a comedy detailing the angst of first love with rare candor.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
September 30, 2005
It begins to wear a little thin in a feature format.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
September 29, 2005
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
September 27, 2005
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.