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Uptown Girls Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
If you're a fan of treacly, superficial stories about completely unlikable people forming friendships, or if you like pratfalls, then this is the movie for you.
| Original Score: 2/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
September 10, 2003
It is a confusing experience-a film unsure of what it wants to be
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 14, 2003
Murphy hasn't adjusted her expressions to her newly emaciated appearance, which makes her attempts to be twinkly and adorable a little grotesque.
| Original Score: C+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
A lame, predictable comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 14, 2003
Uptown Girls is supposed to be funny and emotionally wrenching, and the film certainly is, but for all the wrong reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
October 7, 2003
Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning can't rise above a weak script in this riches-to-rags tale; "Uptown" is low-rent.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Scott Weinberg
August 14, 2003
For a comedy, it's surprisingly laugh-free and for an oh-so-message-laden tale of spoiled-gal redemption, it's irritatingly sincerity-free.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 18, 2003
... a disaster.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 15, 2003
What Uptown Girls amounts to is two creeps yelling at each other for 90 minutes.
| Original Score: 0/4
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
February 28, 2004
horribly misguided
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
March 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
November 16, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Eric D. Snider
August 17, 2003
The sort of film that shuffles along sleepily, dazedly, barely aware of what it's doing and hardly caring whether the audience is still following it or not.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Top Critic
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
August 15, 2003
There's nothing wrong with Uptown Girls that not seeing it won't fix.
Brian Orndorf
August 22, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 14, 2003
Contrived and amateurish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 14, 2003
An embarrassingly silly exercise that mostly serves as a platform for Brittany Murphy to model a fab wardrobe and glam hairstyles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Brought down with emotional manipulation, melodrama, and just a bi-polar mood.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
August 15, 2003
It's excruciating, a film of forced humor and fake, grating sentimentality, featuring two lead performances that elicit neither affection nor empathy.
| Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 15, 2003
So shiny and sweet, it's too bad director Boaz Yakin couldn't squeeze more originality into it.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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August 15, 2003
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August 14, 2003

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August 15, 2003
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August 15, 2003

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September 13, 2003
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