• PG-13, 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:    Joan Chen
  • In Theaters:    Aug 11, 2000 Wide
  • On DVD:    Nov 14, 2001
  • MGM

Autumn in New York Reviews

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000

Autumn in New York is saddled with a sappy, silly script.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
January 1, 2000

Ryder looks like she doesn't want to be anywhere near Gere, no less have him touch her.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000

This love story never convincingly goes beyond the depth of two good-looking people falling in love based on their looks.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000

Hardly the all-stops-out tearjerker it strives to be.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com
January 1, 2000

A respectable enough love story that holds so much promise, yet doesn't seem to have had the screenplay kinks worked out before shooting commenced.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jan Stuart
Newsday
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

A perfectly respectable weeper.

Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

The movie's biggest fatality is the lack of chemistry between the two stars. Even in their most amorous moments, they seem like a randy uncle and his sad-eyed niece.

Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000

A throwback to conventional soap-opera romance which would be fortunate to find an enthusiastic audience on afternoon TV.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Robert Horton
Film.com
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Finally ... the melodrama does take over.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

A workmanlike product that offers occasional, small moments of satisfaction, but, as a whole, is apt to leave audiences wondering why they should care.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

If the movie ... exhibits a loving eye for Manhattan exteriors, it's undone by its own rigidly old-fashioned conventions.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 1, 2000

A movie that teaches respect for "feelings" through a cocky middle-aged NYC restaurateur who learns he is capable of love in relationship with a vivacious young woman.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000

The film works best of all as a vehicle for Richard Gere, who has simply never looked better or held the screen more securely.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

This unpredictable, even rigorous film deserves a chance to find its audience.

Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
January 1, 2000

A pleasant surprise.

Sean O'Connell
Citysearch
January 1, 2000

The predictable screenplay overcomes the obvious age difference and eventually generates genuine emotion.

Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000

Charlotte and Will make a charming couple, but that has a lot to do with Ryder's doomed gamine presence and Gere's world-weary rogue.

John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

If [Chen] is able to take such predictable storylines and breathe life into them, chances are good she'll have a long and successful career in Hollywood.


E! Online
January 1, 2000

Gere and Ryder look great, but with sparkless chemistry, and Gere spending his screen time making sad excuses for his misguided heart, this one's colder than, well, a winter in New York.

Paul Cantin
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000

While Autumn in New York is a dreadful film, it's not substantially worse than a lot of the what spills out of Tinseltown during the hot season.

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