91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The rare commercial comedy that leaves you entranced by what can happen only in the movies.
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88

Premiere

By Peter Debruge
Nearly perfect in its own cotton-candy way.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The possibilities of Jenna's confusion are exploited for full comic effect. Garner, who turns out to be a charming, abandoned comedian, makes Jenna's incredulousness and innocence very funny and occasionally even touching.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
An unexpected pleasure, a buoyant comedy that will make you feel young again.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While 13 Going on 30 is too formulaic to sustain the delicacy of emotion that gave "Big" its appeal, it has tour-de-farce moments that made screenwriters Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa's "What Women Want" such a monster hit.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Solidly entertaining.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Amusing, charming and pleasantly nostalgic.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Does a good job of reviving stale material. Thanks to a snappy script by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa and an effervescent performance by Jennifer Garner, this romantic comedy has a buoyant personality.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Isn't the best romantic comedy one might wish for, but it's more than good enough.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's looking for comedy and romance in the obvious places.
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57 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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