New In Town Reviews

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Wendy Ide
Times [UK]
February 27, 2009
There are precious few laughs to be found in this tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
February 27, 2009
The screenplay is credited to Kenneth Rance and C. Jay Cox, but it's so shockingly inept, it might have been churned out by some cheap screenwriting software.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror [UK]
February 27, 2009
There is the expected smattering of slapstick moments and Connick Jr delivers the requisite outdoorman charm to show Renee just how cool the cold can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
February 27, 2009
Groundbreaking cinema it ain't, with the story unfolding exactly as you'd expect. But fans of the corn director Frank Capra used to cook will find it a dish to savour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Sun Online
February 27, 2009
There are fears the recession could turn into a depression - which is where you'll be if you endure this "romantic comedy" about factory workers facing the sack.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
February 27, 2009
We have to munch through a load of Capra-corn as she switches from corporate hatchet-woman to champion of local business. "You know, you're not so bad when you're unconscious," says Connick Jr of her. We could probably say the same of the scriptwriter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jonathan Crocker
thelondonpaper
February 27, 2009
Zellweger's face looks stuck in a permanent wince. Oh wait, it's the clunking script about a spike-heeled career girl forced to move from Miami to Minnesota.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
February 27, 2009
New In Town is rather like tapioca itself, soggy and virtually tasteless. It's like a Frank Capra movie with hardened arteries.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Daily Record [UK]
February 27, 2009
Renee whenee looks boredee woardee and unchallenged and that's what you'll be too.
| Original Score: 2/5

Scotsman
February 27, 2009
By the time the film presents us with the social problem of getting an errant handful of buckshot fired into your bottom, you realise that everyone has lost faith in the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Victor Olliver
Teletext
February 26, 2009
This is not the first movie to have a laugh with the hicks versus city slicks theme - it's a pity director Jonas Elmer didn't add a little acid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
February 26, 2009
Utterly predictable comedy-drama that stays watchable thanks to a likeable cast and some decent dialogue, even if the Zellweger / Connick Jr pairing doesn't exactly set the screen alight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
February 14, 2009
This is the classic 'How come I never heard of this movie?" One day you are watching TV, and New in Town pops on and nothing makes sense. You wonder how you missed hearing about this film in the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Stephen Silver
The Trend
February 11, 2009
All it does is mine stereotypes about the small-town Upper Midwest that were starting to get cliched when "The Music Man" was first staged in 1957.
| Original Score: 0/4
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
February 8, 2009
With charming performances by Hogan and Simmons, this is a feel-good movie that I enjoyed. Who cares if it's derivative?
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 8, 2009
Here's a perfect example of bad timing: The release of 'New in Town.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
February 7, 2009
The offspring of "Baby Boom" meets "Doc Hollywood."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 6, 2009
The sight of the Gold Circle Films logo at the top of a romantic comedy released at the beginning of the year is a most dire signifier of impending cinematic doom.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Renie Scolaro Mora
PopMatters
February 6, 2009
New in Town subjects Lucy (Renée Zellweger) to a series of life-changing revelations, most stemming from a reductive big city/small town dichotomy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 4, 2009
The sort of inane rom-com drivel that Hollywood recycles on a regular basis.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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