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Based on 30 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    C.W. Nevius San Francisco Chronicle

    It would help if the plot were more than just an outline with a few convenient turns. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This is not only unsuitable for children, it's a colossal waste of time at any age. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    By the climax, the adult has finally become a responsible though still charming citizen; the child has become age appropriate and, yes, even cuter. Tsunami swell of music. Roll the credits. Minus the charm, that pretty much sums up Uptown Girls. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Uptown Girls gives the impression that everyone behind the camera just threw up their hands in helpless resignation. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Frankly, you may prefer the company of cinematic serial killers (Freddy vs. Jason) after you meet the pair at the center of this story. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A perky comedy aimed at young women that gets the job done with crisp efficiency. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Murphy has a kind of divine ineptitude that moves beyond Marilyn's helplessness into Lucy's dizzy lovability. She is like a magnet for whoops! moments. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Add marvelously imaginative directing -- finally Yakin fulfills the promise he showed in "Fresh" almost a decade ago -- and you have a colorful, creative, deliciously frolicsome romp. show more

  • 50
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    In Uptown Girls Murphy is like a puppy in traffic; you're confident she'll reach the curb but only because the cars are swerving, not because her moves are so deft. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    When Uptown Girls isn't trying to play up its wacky high jinks -- and those tend to be so weak they can't possibly float the film -- it stoops to the kind of psychological character development films this shallow should really avoid like the plague. show more

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