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Uptown Girls Reviews

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November 3, 2019
Although [Brittany] Murphy and [Dakota] Fanning click, the rest of the movie doesn't click with them and actually gets in the way of this delightful pairing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 7, 2012
The sheer charisma of the performances - from a screwball Murphy and a caustic Fanning - manages to float a sentimental script that frequently fizzes where it should pop.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 25, 2003
In truth, this isn't nearly as bad as it sounds. Fanning is really good and Murphy gives as good as she gets.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 21, 2003
Yakin shuns caricature. His affection for all his feckless characters, even Fanning's narcissistic mom (Heather Locklear), is evident.
August 20, 2003
Worth going Uptown for.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B+
August 19, 2003
Murphy creates a rather fascinating chemistry with Fanning, who resolutely absconds with the film as a controlling tot from hell, a fun-killing spinster trapped in a prepubescent body.
August 16, 2003
Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning make for a winning combination, and their characters' sometimes dark journeys do not always take the most obvious route to the inevitable happy ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 16, 2003
Entirely unoriginal and unbelievably predictable, but director Boaz Yakin knows how to create Kodak moments for the crowd that desires such fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 15, 2003
You can snicker and enjoy all at once.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2003
Yakin and the great cinematographer Michael Ballhaus give the afternoon such a primal, heartbreaking sadness that you feel like you're watching Lillian Gish in a D.W. Griffith melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 15, 2003
Murphy's performance has a kind of ineffable mischievous innocence about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
August 14, 2003
A light, occasionally charming and reasonably well-crafted tale about a transforming female friendship.
August 14, 2003
Uptown Girls lacks the urban specificity that helped to make The World of Henry Orient such an uptown-girl classic, but it works up a sentimental tug that should moisten the eyes of many a moppet and mom.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 14, 2003
A colorful, creative, deliciously frolicsome romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2003
Or maybe the film is so fun because we actually get to see Dakota Fanning slap the living **** out of Brittany Murphy at Coney Island.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 13, 2003
It may be junk food with high sugar levels, but the inspired teaming of rising young actress Brittany Murphy and precocious tot Dakota Fanning makes you forget those hazardous sweeteners.
January 10, 2018
Saucereyed and hedgehog-haired, Brittany Murphy thinks, wrongly, that she is adorably kooky as the party girl.
December 29, 2010
A lame, predictable comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 7, 2010
Fanning practically dares the audience to throw sharp objects at the screen with her thoroughly obnoxious performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 29, 2009
Brought down with emotional manipulation, melodrama, and just a bi-polar mood.
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