Little Manhattan
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As directed by Mark Levin, Little Manhattan is an endearing, affectionately humorous and even lyrical depiction of the dawning of adolescence amid the privileged."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Seeks to be a whimsical premise but, except for a few moments, proves ponderous instead."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"Refreshingly realistic tween tale of first love."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"Little Manhattan is the cutest, funniest, most heartbreaking and inspiring movie you will see all year"
‑ Willie Waffle,
"Todas las personas mayores han comenzado por ser niņos, pero pocas de ellas lo recuerdan."
‑ Luis Martinez, Cinenganos
"[It's] as if the filmmakers (maybe without even realizing it) are mocking his emotions, implying that kids are just kids, and only think they feel what they're feeling."
‑ F.X. Feeney, L.A. Weekly
"A big surprise, a comedy detailing the angst of first love with rare candor."
‑ Lisa Rose, Newark Star-Ledger
"A Woody Allen-style New York romcom, only with eleven year-olds."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"The freshness is authentic even when the whimsy grows hard to bear. The two leads are precocious in a way more typical of child actors than actual children."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Becomes something quite startling -- a sweet story about first love that manages to be a great date movie for adults, too."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News
"A moderately charming comedy depicting a fumbling prepubescent first romance in a beautiful, fairy-tale version of the borough."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"What a treasure -- a funny, tart, romantic comedy about tweens suffering the pangs of first love. It makes the cityscape an essential part of the romance, like a junior, vintage Woody Allen."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"Nicely well-made, although it'll probably only appeal to young girls."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"This little family movie wants to be adorable and ALMOST gets there, but suffers from trying too hard to be too cute."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"it isn't about kids playing dress-up and talking like world-weary grown-ups. It's about knowing the right time to hold someone's hand"
‑ Pete Croatto,
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