• Unrated, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Chris Mason Johnson
    In Theaters:
    Mar 20, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 21, 2009
  • Argot Pictures


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The New Twenty Reviews

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The director and co-writer Ishmael Chawla never make their characters venal.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 3, 2009
Don Willmott

Writer/director Chris Mason Johnson is a sharp observer of urban life, and his story moves along so briskly that you won't spend much time considering the fact that it should have been set in 1999

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 26, 2009
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Johnson provides them with plenty of challenges and reasons to question their values, priorities and goals.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 15, 2009
Cole Smithey

Co-writer/director Chris Mason Johnson's amateur debut effort could be credited with creating a new genre of pretentious triteness tailored to define of the pop slang word "Redonkulous."

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D

March 25, 2009
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine

There's something uniquely irritating about the kind of too-serious-for-its-own-good alternative-lifestyle drama subheading that Chris Mason Johnson's The New Twenty neatly falls under.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

March 23, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Has interesting characters and a terrific cast, but feels somewhat contrived, bland and lacking an authentic emotional resonance.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 5.85/10

March 22, 2009
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Chris Mason Johnson directs from a script he co-wrote, giving us little reason to care for his physically attractive, emotionally empty characters.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

March 20, 2009
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Lacing timeless group dynamics with current concerns, Johnson straddles the line between glossy fluff and serious generational inquiry.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

March 20, 2009
David Noh
Film Journal International

There's nothing particularly new or moving in this study of friends growing up and apart from one another, which only makes you want to yell, "Move on! College was ten years ago!"

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 20, 2009
Nathan Lee
New York Times
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The movie is admirable for taking these people seriously, even if it does little to illuminate their individual or cultural significance.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 20, 2009
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Imperfect but worthwhile

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: B

March 19, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Earnest performances can't help the warmed-over sitcom quality.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

March 19, 2009
Anna King
Time Out New York
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Chris Mason Johnson's ensemble drama could've been just another earnest time capsule about friends in their late twenties; what saves it from devolving into mere mumblecore is a broader-than-average outlook.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/6

March 18, 2009
Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
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Johnson and co-writer Ishmael Chawla have a light touch that keeps things from turning overly melodramatic.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 17, 2009
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