New York Minute


New York Minute

Critics Consensus

Feels more like a calculated product designed to expand the Olsens' brand than an actual movie. Also, it contains ethnic stereotyping and sexual innuendo.



Total Count: 118


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User Ratings: 84,014
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Marking their first theatrical-release feature since 1995's It Takes Two, the Olsen twins bring their adventures back to the big screen with New York Minute. Billed as a sort of Ferris Bueller's Day Off for tweens, the plot involves the escapades of two enterprising Long Island girls, Roxy (Mary-Kate Olsen) and Jane (Ashley Olsen), as they decide to dupe their parents and spend a day on the island of Manhattan. It seems the high-minded Jane has a speech to give to a scholarship committee, while the punky Roxy wants to meet her favorite rock band. When Jane's planner gets swiped, however, the girls find themselves embroiled in a political scandal involving a high-powered senator (Andrea Martin), as their high school's truant officer (Eugene Levy) doggedly pursues them.


Ashley Olsen
as Jane Ryan
Mary-Kate Olsen
as Roxy Ryan
Eugene Levy
as Max Lomax
Andy Richter
as Bennie Bang
Jared Padalecki
as Trey Lipton
Drew Pinsky
as Dr. Ryan
Andrea Martin
as Sen. Anne Lipton
Darrell Hammond
as Hudson McGill
Alannah Ong
as Ma Bang
Mary Bond Davis
as Big Shirl
Bob Saget
as Himself
Joey Klein
as Truant at Pool
Neil Crone
as Officer Strauss
Jonathan Wilson
as Train Conductor
Boyd Banks
as Ticket Window Guy
Silver Kim
as Asian Guy with Chip
Robert Williams
as Fed No. 2
Domenic Cuzzocrea
as Homeless Guy
Dominic Cuzzocrea
as Homeless Guy
Kent Staines
as Doorman
Suresh John
as Deli Clerk
H. Jon Benjamin
as I Love NY Vendor
Frank Bonsangue
as Con Ed Supervisor
Jo Chim
as Ma Bang's Assistant
Lindsay Leese
as Customer at Ma Bang's
Pierre Bouvier
as Simple Plan Member
Chuck Comeau
as Simple Plan Member
Sebastien Lefebvre
as Simple Plan Member
David Desrosiers
as Simple Plan Member
David Desroisiers
as Simple Plan
Jeff Stinco
as Simple Plan Member
Alison Northcott
as Video Shoot Groupie
Balazs Koos
as Video Shoot Announcer
Trip Phoenix
as Old School Record Exec
Philip Drube
as Old School Record Exec
Kenny Robinson
as Head Security
Todd Schroeder
as Massive Security Guard
Colin Penson
as Security Guard
Damon D'Oliveira
as News Broadcaster
Eric Woolfe
as Mickey the Cab Driver
Arnold Pinnock
as Big Shirl's Male Beautician
Tasha Ricketts
as Big Shirl's Beautician
Warren Belle
as Mickey the Cab Driver
Stephanie Samuels
as Big Shirl's Beautician
Marsha Garces Williams
as Big Shirl's Beautician
Wendy Adeliyi
as Big Shirl's Beautician
Donna-Marie Chirstie
as House of Bling Customer
Jamila Fleming
as House of Bling Customer
Shakira Harper
as House of Bling Customer
Donna-Marie Christie
as House of Bling Customer
Lurline Lucas
as House of Bling Customer
Faustina Owusu-Ansah
as House of Bling Customer
John Hemphill
as Tim Brogger
Kathy Laskey
as Steffi Brooger
Jazz Mann
as Auditorium T.A.
Kathleen Laskey
as Steffi Brooger
Maggie Butterfield
as Auditorium Moderator
Gala Krissy
as Reinaldo
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Critic Reviews for New York Minute

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Audience Reviews for New York Minute

  • Jun 22, 2011
    Basically dull and glossed up stupidity with the sole intention of bringing back the deceased acting prowess of the Olsen twins, New York Minute could easily be one of the worst and most pointless films ever to be produced.
    Jackson W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2010
    Fun when I was a kid, but its very cliche now!
    KJ P Super Reviewer
  • Nov 23, 2009
    Yes...I actually rented an Olsen twins DVD. I was bracing for the worst and it turned out to be an okay movie. For what it's worth...I thought the Olsen twins performed well in this film. And their characters were interesting enough...I stuck around until the end. Eugene Levy is his crazy self. He seems to play the same character in every movie. Must be that hair of his. It *never* changes.
    George K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 31, 2009
    Mary Kate and Ashely were good
    Liz < Super Reviewer

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