Harriet the Spy
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A very draggy affair because Harriet's exploits are treated like an episodic laundry list."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A below mediocre adaptation of the popular novel that is nonetheless served well by the two female leads, but all representative of the adults world (parents, teachers, psychologists) are narrow, standard-issue constructions."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A better-than-expected kid's-book adaptation."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"While the well-loved novel was apparently about the admirable battle a kid must wage in order to become an artist in the face of peer disapproval, the movie seems to be about a mean-spirited tyke who has no scruples."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner
"[The] movie really is supposed to be for kids after all, and since none of the material is too dark, it should do a decent job of keeping them entertained."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"...the pacing is slow and there are scenes that seem amateurish..."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A kids' movie that's more serious - and substantial - than most."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"The whimsical and meaningless first part dissolves into a mean spirited and disturbing concluding section."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Nick's methodology is way, way, outta synch with the spirit of Louise Fitzhugh's award-winning book."
‑ John Paul Powell, Jam! Movies
"Fans of the book will want to see this film."
‑ M. Faust, Common Sense Media
"Will remind parents of their own youth, and it will aid those living theirs out now to cope a little easier -- and that's just what a children's film should do."
‑ Brandon Judell, PopcornQ
"Like the novel, Harriet the Spy is a rare children's story that celebrates the budding artistic spirit."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"...doesn't live up to its promise as a movie that could have had a lot of fun exploiting the ingenuity-themed construct."
‑ Christine James, Boxoffice Magazine
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