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Metascore

Based on 33 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
60
A teen comedy that possesses a wickedly satirical streak.
50
The A.V. Club
Casual moviegoers looking for a bubbly romantic comedy with Brittany Murphy will get more than they bargained for in Little Black Book, which builds to a nasty twist that's more Lars von Trier than Meg Ryan.
50
ReelViews
Ron Livingstone plays his part relatively straight, and, as a result, comes out unscathed.
40
Variety
Lacks so much as a single fresh idea; it lacks an entertaining way of presenting its stale ideas, too.
40
The New York Times
Offering few laughs and a climactic scene of breathtaking cruelty, this plot-heavy movie, directed by Nick Hurran from a screenplay by Melissa Carter and Elisa Bell, draws you into its malignant force field against your will.
38
Premiere
Overall, Little Black Book is the cinematic equivalent of chic lit--mildly amusing, but completely forgettable once you're done with it.
30
L.A. Weekly
Screenwriters Melissa Carter and Erica Bell (Sleepover) have given Murphy -- perhaps the twitchiest actor of her generation --cutesy quirks to play in lieu of a character.
25
Entertainment Weekly
The big climax isn't climactic, just hysterical and incoherent. Murphy, with her bug-eyed, love-me mugging, is simply too slight and gawky to play the Everygirl.
25
Here's a comedy of punishing tedium that pretends to be hip when it's so five minutes ago.
20
Dallas Observer
It's a self-satisfied, self-loathing mess that demands you adore and cheer for the very person you come to hate well before its 105 minutes are up. Little Black Book will leave you feeling skuzzy.

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