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  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    While the juvenile performances are bright and engaging, and there's no shortage of genuinely humorous observations about love and life in the Big Apple, there's an inescapable small-screen dynamic to the scope and rhythm of the production. show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    Sweetly sentimental story of young love. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    As in Allen's films, the extensive shooting -- mostly at locations in and around Central Park -- takes place in a whitebread world where the only person of color is Rosemary's nanny. show more

  • 60
    Anna Smith Empire

    Not quite as nauseous as its plot might suggest, Little Manhattan is sassy as well as sweet. show more

  • 60
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    An endearing, affectionately humorous and even lyrical depiction of the dawning of adolescence amid the privileged, yet Jennifer Flackett's script, for all its sheen, is problematic. show more

  • 60
    Janet Maslin The New York Times

    Small-scale, perfectly acted family film. show more

  • 50
    F. X. Feeney L.A. Weekly

    At its best, there's a strong (albeit live-action) echo of Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" in Little Manhattan. The movie's hero, Gabe, is a world-weary 10-year-old who addresses us in eloquent voice-overs. Like Charlie Brown, he's in love with a red-headed beauty. show more

  • 40
    Mark Holcomb Village Voice

    Who is this movie's target audience, anyway? Preteens will be bored stupid, while adults are unlikely to want to revisit puppy love in such grueling detail. The lingering, soft-focus, slo-mo shots of Rosemary that punctuate the action suggest a constituency I'd rather not contemplate. show more

  • 30
    Brian Lowry Variety

    Resting almost entirely on the shoulders of its young leads, both they and the pic lack the sparkle to sustain what seeks to be a whimsical premise but, except for a few moments, proves ponderous instead. show more

  • January 03, 2009 Atlast1125
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    omg i know every word to this movie...id rate it a 5 star

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