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New In Town Reviews

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Neil Pond
American Profile
September 28, 2011
Zellwegger struggles in a frosty role that forces her into one comic indignity after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 16, 2011
Sweet, gooey romantic comedy.
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 20, 2011
New in Town is old, and worn out. Its joints are creaky, it smells like mothballs, and it just keeps repeating the same old stories over and over again.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 7, 2010
Bright and engaging, this film is just a bit of watchable fluff without a single moment of originality
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
William Goss
Cinematical
December 17, 2009
Zellweger exudes none of the warmth and winsome behavior that helped raise the first Bridget Jones film to something solid.
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
May 26, 2009
A transparent fish-out-of-water romantic comedy by A Danish director which won't work with an American audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Danish director Jonas Elmer doesn't quite understand romantic nuance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Julian Roman
MovieWeb
April 2, 2009
It pains me to admit, and I may be distinctly in the minority here, but I really liked this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
March 20, 2009
This fish-out-of-water romantic comedy offers nothing new and sticks to a comfortingly predictable formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
March 6, 2009
Most of the time [Zellweger] looks uncomfortable in the role -- as in, what am I doing in this hammy, undercooked movie?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Edward Porter
Times (UK)
March 6, 2009
The film starts off as a tedious, lifeless ordeal and it stays that way with a vengeance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
March 6, 2009
This is a dopey piece of work, slack, derivative, sentimental.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 4, 2009
Jokes fall flat, the story goes limp and Zellweger will no doubt want to forget she was ever New in Town.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
March 3, 2009
Predictable and uninspired, it is one more example of the dumb comedies that Hollywood is churning out at an alarming rate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
February 27, 2009
A shockingly banal script lends the movie a generic awfulness; you wish Zellweger were in better hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 27, 2009
Renée Zellweger's rabbity, dimply pout - surely the strangest facial expression in Hollywood - simpers and twitches out of the screen in this moderate girly flick that adheres with almost religious fanaticism to the feelgood romcom handbook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
February 27, 2009
The most shocking thing about New In Town is the sheer lack of care that seems to have gone into it. It's as if a terrible TV script has been pulled out of a dusty drawer and padded out into a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Lesley O'Toole
Heat Magazine
February 27, 2009
must have paid Zellweger a lot of money. Romcom fans should save theirs for repeat outings to He's Just Not That Into You.
| Original Score: 2/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
February 27, 2009
Handed a role that will amuse nobody but her bank manager, Zellweger displays an infectious lack of enthusiasm, convincing only in capturing the look of someone who wishes they would rather be anywhere else. It's easy to sympathise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
February 27, 2009
Recalling the shmaltziest bits of similar city-slicker-meetsbumpkin romcoms like Doc Hollywood and Sweet Home Alabama, New In Town is pure Valentine's Day drivel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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