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The New Twenty Reviews

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
July 3, 2009
The director and co-writer Ishmael Chawla never make their characters venal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
May 15, 2009
Johnson provides them with plenty of challenges and reasons to question their values, priorities and goals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
March 20, 2009
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 | Original Score: 1/4
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
March 20, 2009
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
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 19, 2009
Earnest performances can't help the warmed-over sitcom quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Anna King
Time Out
March 18, 2009
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 | Original Score: 4/6
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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
March 17, 2009
Johnson and co-writer Ishmael Chawla have a light touch that keeps things from turning overly melodramatic.