• PG, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Jonas Elmer
    In Theaters:
    Jan 30, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 26, 2009
  • Lionsgate Films


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New In Town Reviews

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Neil Pond
American Profile

Zellwegger struggles in a frosty role that forces her into one comic indignity after another.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 2/5

September 28, 2011
Joshua Starnes

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 Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 5.5/10

April 20, 2011
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Serious competition for Bride Wars and Paul Blart: Mall Cop in the already heated race for worst movie of 2009.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 1/5

January 29, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Am I giving too much away? This is the kind of movie that gives itself away.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 29, 2009
James Berardinelli
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The movie has little to recommend it and more than a few things to encourage those who pursue quality cinema to stay away.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 28, 2009
Pete Hammond

A flat, formulaic and annoying comedy.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 30, 2009

You don't know it, but you've already seen New in Town, mainly because there's not a single thing in it that hasn't been stolen from Northern Exposure, Other People's Money and countless other movies and TV shows.

Full Review Source: MSNBC | Original Score: 1/5

January 27, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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New in Town is The Pajama Game without the songs, the laughs or the bare-knuckled realism.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

January 30, 2009
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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The month of January has come to be known as a graveyard for bad movies, but how bad can it get? This one answers the question.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

January 30, 2009
William Goss

Zellweger exudes none of the warmth and winsome behavior that helped raise the first Bridget Jones film to something solid.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

December 17, 2009
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Movie titles don't get any more generic and the same holds for the plot of New in Town.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

January 29, 2009
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

It's a given dis one is more fer da ladies than da fellas, and some of da dialogue is pretnear hard da swallow.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 28, 2009
James Rocchi
E! Online

Zellweger tries to play the fish out of water, but New in Town's script leaves everyone gasping for air.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C-

January 29, 2009
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum

Bland common romance. Nothing new here.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 2/5

January 29, 2009
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

Danish director Jonas Elmer doesn't quite understand romantic nuance.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 23, 2009
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

This fish-out-of-water romantic comedy offers nothing new and sticks to a comfortingly predictable formula.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 20, 2009
Lesley O'Toole
Heat Magazine

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

February 27, 2009
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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The offspring of "Baby Boom" meets "Doc Hollywood."

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 2/5

February 7, 2009
Olivia Putnal
Premiere Magazine

Although it wasn't quite the comedy we had hoped for, the idea behind it is pretty cute; we just wished the laughs weren't so awkward and forced.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 30, 2009
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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The timing couldn't have been better for a romantic comedy with a love-among-the-financial-ruins theme to come along. But if you're looking for a welcome mat for New in Town, you won't find it here.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

January 30, 2009
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
April 16, 2011
Victoria Alexander
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April 12, 2011
Nick Pinkerton
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
September 19, 2010
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 17, 2010
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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October 9, 2010
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
September 18, 2010
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 7, 2010
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Leonard Maltin
February 9, 2011
Leah Rozen
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October 7, 2011
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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September 14, 2010
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
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September 19, 2010
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 14, 2010
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
September 18, 2010
Mark Kermode
BBC Radio Five Live
April 4, 2011
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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September 24, 2011
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