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Maid in Manhattan Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 20

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    J.Lo should sue her handlers for damages.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    No maid, and no fancy lady either, would swoon for a fellow as damp as the hero so grudgingly coughed up by Fiennes. In the words of Cinderellas everywhere, no effin' way.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Mark Caro

    The comedy part of the equation is awfully mild, however. This is a movie that aims for warm smiles rather than belly laughs.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Were the material not so thin, it would be even more fun than it is seeing Fiennes get to be loose on screen for once. He's pleasant, but we never feel this guy could get elected. Whenever he smiles, Fiennes brings to mind the title of Disney's deluxe new DVD: "The Complete Goofy."

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    There won't be a person in the audience who can't guess exactly how it will turn out. Yet it goes through its paces with such skill and charm that, yes, I enjoyed it.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 11+

Undeniably pleasing if not particularly memorable.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there is some crude humor (mostly from the wisecracking best friend) and brief strong language. Chris and Marisa have sex (off camera and no nudity). The movie does make it clear that stealing and lying are always wrong and have severe consequences.

  • Families can talk about how -- and why -- Marisa's mother was an obstacle to pursuing her dreams. How is the end different from most movies of this kind? Why? How is this story like Cinderella and how is it different?

What to watch for
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    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false2

    Sex: Non-explicit sexual situation.

  • language false3

    Language: Some vulgar language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking.