User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25

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  1. Apr 19, 2014
    10
    How could this movie be a 52!?? Im a teenage boy, and even to ME this is absolutely adorable. Top notch child acting, sensational script, its a great film. I have nothing left to say.
  2. Apr 18, 2014
    2
    When it comes to directors , writers and there dumb stories like Little Manhattan and just make in to a movie . This movie is Gay !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! . Josh hutcherson needs to find better roles . he was just a kid who had no clue when he joined this movie . Disney movies are gay as hell but this one is even more terrible then disney movies . the director ( Mark Levin ) and Jennifer Flacklett also writer do not know what little man is and why they created it . Expand
  3. Feb 23, 2013
    7
    For those of you who don't know the name Josh Hutcherson, you will soon. He is a big Sci-Fi fan, and in his short career, has been in Journey To The Center of The Earth, Bridge To Terabithia, and he has also recently landed the lead in the upcoming Hunger Games trilogy. Little Manhattan was however the film that got him started. It's a simple story about a ten year old boy and his first love. Basically, I saw it as Sex In The City from the adolescent males point of view. (It even features Cynthia Nixon and Willie Garson.) The film was cute, but it should have been so much better. The kids were acting way way WAY too mature for ten year olds. I was a ten year old boy once and nothing like THAT ever crossed my mind. The parts are written for much older kids, nevertheless, Hutcherson and Charlie Ray both do a fantastic job with their respective roles. This should have been a comedy about the awkwardness of first love, instead, it's just a cute story. It's enjoyable, but they could have done so much more with this story and this cast. Expand
  4. Mar 11, 2012
    5
    Good Film, It was suprisingly enjoyable and had a half decent storyline. As others said it was charming and different with a good base and idea. But everyone knows this doesen't deserve a 9.7 user score
  5. Jan 16, 2011
    10
    Great Movie and Great Cast... This Movie Will Make You Surely Fall In Love..

    First Love Is The Most Memorable Of All.. You Will Love This Film

    TWO THUMBS UP.. ^_^
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 40
    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.
  2. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    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.