Little Secrets - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Little Secrets Reviews

September 5, 2002
The kids in this syrupy family picture are spunky tykes and the adults are dolts, but Wood is worth watching because she's so clearly ready to play nobody's girl but her own.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 27, 2002
There are a lot of movies out there made for fourteen-year-old boys, a ton of movies made for six-year-old kids, this movie is made for ten-year-old girls and for what it is, I really like it.
August 23, 2002
What you end up with are a bunch of kids acting not like kids, but how adults who've lost all sense of what it was like to be a kid think kids behave.
August 23, 2002
The movie's chipper charms, and its steadfast determination to present an alternative to overly merchandised multiplex fare (there's nary a pop song or product placement here), ultimately win out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2002
A touching film that will make audiences smile and cry at young characters who are learning about love and confession.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2002
It's a beguiling exploration of friendship, trust, truth, insecurity and, yes, secrets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2002
Good intentions don't necessarily make for compelling storytelling.
August 23, 2002
I am rating this movie at three stars because it contains absolutely nothing to object to. That in itself may be objectionable, but you will have to decide for yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2002
Budding adolescents shouldn't find much fault with this pleasantly diverting, albeit formulaic, teen drama.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 22, 2002
Ms. Wood has a poise and wistfulness beyond her years, and she seems likely to follow the path of the child star Diane Lane into more nuanced adult roles.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2002
Lurking beneath a sentimental surface and a treacly hearts-and-flowers score, Blair Treu's Little Secrets offers some genuine substance for youthful audiences.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2002
More of a suburban fantasy than real-world slice-of-life, the small film still manages to capture some teenage talk and emotional concerns.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 22, 2002
The whole is a bit on the wan side, not a lot of entertainment value, a nice moment here and there, but nothing big or unexpected or even fun.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2002
Wades again and again into the kind of ordinary territory befitting its muted if glossy made-for-TV look and its tinkling, whimsically modern piano score.
August 22, 2002
One can hardly argue with the desire to make a wholesome movie for families that extols honesty and decency, but it all comes too easily, too superficially.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 22, 2002
Like drinking a glass of milk after swearing off Sprite and vodka. It doesn't have much bite, but it's refreshing in its own way, and it's certainly good for you.
Read More | Original Score: B-
August 20, 2002
Treu scores his finest points off the little kids' unfailing cuteness, but the film's broad performances and heavy-handed moralizing strike a note of condescension.