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New York Minute Reviews

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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 13, 2004
... an awful film.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 8, 2004
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
May 7, 2004
To say that New York Minute is a vehicle for the Olsen sisters is perhaps a slight to four-wheeled conveyances of all kinds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
May 7, 2004
Even when it feels forced, the Olsen twins' appeal -- I freely admit -- remains a two-for-one bargain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
May 7, 2004
Falls somewhere between a home video and a full-blown movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 7, 2004
Pure pablum and tiresome in the bargain.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 7, 2004
The story is supposed to be about the twins' adventures in Manhattan. Mostly it's an excuse for the two to visit different neighborhoods and the script to drag in every stereotype the writers can think of.
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
May 7, 2004
In trying to straddle both the grown-up and kiddie worlds with this inappropriately sexualized effort ... the Olsens have lost their footing.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
May 7, 2004
Carefully designed for maximum blandness.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Sara Gebhardt
Washington Post
May 7, 2004
Viewers likely will have more patience counting down the Olsen twins' last days of childhood than sitting through their film.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
May 7, 2004
The effect isn't just frenetic, unfunny and dull. It's kind of creepy.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
May 7, 2004
It's a charming, zestful romp.
| Original Score: B+
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Tom Long
Detroit News
May 7, 2004
The unapologetic, no-consequence nature of the characters' activities here, as well as the constant flow of dress-them-up Barbie outfits the twins don, wallow in the worst sort of amorality and image-is- everything indulgence.
| Original Score: D
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
May 7, 2004
As coy sleaze goes, the new Olsen twins' movie doesn't match Britney Spears's Crossroads, but it comes close.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
May 7, 2004
Engineered to provide the same level of entertainment as a sugar rush, this frantic teen (pre-teen?) fantasy has the feel of something concocted in a lab specializing in energy drinks and peachy complexions.
| Original Score: D+
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
May 7, 2004
Put the blame on a script that maims the movie's middling intentions by playing New York City's ethnic vibrancy as either obvious joke or more obvious menace.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 7, 2004
A textbook example of a film created as a 'vehicle' but without any ideas about where the vehicle should go.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
May 7, 2004
For those not part of the Olsen industrial complex, New York Minute often feels creepy and lecherous, like it was made by a family 'uncle.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
May 6, 2004
Even more insipid than you'd guess, Minute is infrequently made bearable by the cutie-quotient of its richer-than-sin leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
May 6, 2004
It's generally good policy to be wary of entertainers who are more famous for their product lines than actually performing.
| Original Score: 2/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
May 6, 2004
Mary-Kate and Ashley sprint through Manhattan on the run from a truant officer and a limo driver in this crisp and professional teenage caper comedy.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
May 6, 2004
There's a sense that it's straining to reach the core mom-daughter audience that made Freaky Friday a success last year.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
May 6, 2004
OK, it's not like I'm ready to join the local chapter of the Ashley and Mary-Kate fan club, but I admit it: I kind of liked New York Minute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 6, 2004
Moldering glob of spun sugar.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
May 6, 2004
A coy, frantic attempt at screwball comedy, lightly seasoned and more than a little gummy.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 6, 2004
As sterile and devoid of personality as a mall parking lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
May 6, 2004
A fire-sale slapstick scenario.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
May 6, 2004
More bogus than a Gucci bag for sale on a Fifth Avenue sidewalk.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2004
The sense of calculation is overwhelming, down to the loose threads on Roxy's Metallica T-shirt.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Melinda Ennis
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 6, 2004
So strictly amateur-hour that it could end up as a camp classic.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
May 4, 2004
The whole project reeks of vanity.
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Brian Lowry
Variety
May 3, 2004
An off-putting assault of too-screwball comedy with glints of pathos.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 3, 2004
The movie flows nicely from one wacky episode to the next, and the Olsen girls make pleasant company.