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September 26, 2003
Though I found Mr. Yakin's direction unexpectedly imaginative, and the script often incongruously subtle, I couldn't get into the spirit of all the whimsy, the reason being the surprising lack of charm in the two leads.
August 21, 2003
Can two over-pampered but fundamentally lonely persons of the blonde female persuasion bond meaningfully with each other while shopping?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 21, 2003
Yakin shuns caricature. His affection for all his feckless characters, even Fanning's narcissistic mom (Heather Locklear), is evident.
August 21, 2003
Combine two mannered performances with a script intent on achieving maximum cuteness, and you've got one wince-inducing sugar rush.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 21, 2003
Gives chick flicks a bad name.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 19, 2003
Locates Fanning's 'maturity' in a fear of germs that comes off as borderline psychotic, and Murphy's childlike free spirit in her apparent inability to avoid walking into walls.
August 18, 2003
... a disaster.
August 17, 2003
A modern fairytale that loads up big-time on the girly trappings but doesn't give you much in the way of plot or characters or even plain old sense.
August 15, 2003
Everything has a blurry, much-edited quality, and the story lines don't mesh.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 15, 2003
There's more than a hint of desperation to Murphy's characterization.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2003
Not an especially raucous comedy, but it is an unfunny, rhythmless one.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 15, 2003
A creepy, depressing and leering 'comedy' that's a virtual collection of 'What were they thinking?' moments.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
August 15, 2003
About a young woman who goes to work for and eventually befriends the most obnoxious child ever to exist on this planet.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 15, 2003
Though Murphy is radiant, and her laughs are infectious, her free-spiritedness is thrust in our face like a pointy object in a 3-D movie.
Read More | Original Score: C-
August 15, 2003
When Uptown Girls isn't trying to play up its wacky high jinks ... it stoops to the kind of psychological character development films this shallow should really avoid like the plague.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2003
Director Boaz Yakin ... keeps shying from the darker material like a studio-trained racehorse, heading for the safer turf of slapstick and schmaltz.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 15, 2003
It's all too, too cute and too, too forced for words.
August 15, 2003
Murphy's performance has a kind of ineffable mischievous innocence about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 15, 2003
There's nothing wrong with Uptown Girls that not seeing it won't fix.
August 14, 2003
An embarrassingly silly exercise that mostly serves as a platform for Brittany Murphy to model a fab wardrobe and glam hairstyles.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
August 14, 2003
A light, occasionally charming and reasonably well-crafted tale about a transforming female friendship.
August 14, 2003
The film is close to a disaster in its remarkably rigid formula.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
August 14, 2003
Uptown Girls lacks the urban specificity that helped to make The World of Henry Orient such an uptown-girl classic, but it works up a sentimental tug that should moisten the eyes of many a moppet and mom.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 14, 2003
[A] standard variation of the princess myth.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 14, 2003
When Uptown Girls is released on DVD, its commentary tracks should consist of a single looped phrase: 'We're truly sorry.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 14, 2003
A consistently strained effort.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 14, 2003
[A] horribly misguided movie.
August 14, 2003
[An] ungainly Manhattan fairy tale.
Full Review | Original Score: D
August 14, 2003
It's possible that Uptown Girls will supplant Gigli as the summer's biggest joke.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
August 14, 2003
The screenplay is by the numbers.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 14, 2003
[A] comedy with no laughs.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2003
It may be junk food with high sugar levels, but the inspired teaming of rising young actress Brittany Murphy and precocious tot Dakota Fanning makes you forget those hazardous sweeteners.