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New Year's Eve Reviews

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Liverpool Echo
December 10, 2011
An onslaught of schmaltz, passing off greeting card platitudes as dialogue and repeatedly reminds us the end of one year and the beginning of another is about second chances, hope and forgiveness.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
December 10, 2011
All human life is here in predictably two-dimensional form, ready to confront 2012 with a brave face, a throbbing heart and a head unclouded by economic worries.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
December 10, 2011
As Winston Churchill might have said, never have so many done so little for so many with such dreary results
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
December 10, 2011
With so much talent on the screen, it's an opportunity wasted - fewer, more meaningful stories might have worked better
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
December 10, 2011
Forget counting down from 10 as the ball drops in Times Square; here instead is a countdown of the 10 key points in New Year's Eve, which proves to be even tougher to take than director Garry Marshall's previous all-star holiday romp, Valentine's Day.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
December 10, 2011
I think I read about this somewhere in the Book of Revelations (ya know, somewhere between forty years of darkness, and the dead walking the Earth).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
December 10, 2011
Quick -- somebody help me stage an intervention for director Garry Marshall.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Monica Castillo
Dig Boston
December 10, 2011
To keep it short and sweet: the movie is messier than Times Square at 3 a.m. on January 1st.
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
December 10, 2011
New Year's Eve feels like a film made by an entire cast and crew that has never actually celebrated New Year's Eve.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
December 9, 2011
...while generally uninvolving, it's a nice, moral, family-oriented film, better than sitting through many of the others that are out there right now.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
December 9, 2011
The cinematic equivalent of a glass of flat champagne.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
December 9, 2011
New Year's Eve actually has more in common with the day that proceeds the alcohol-soaked holiday ... it's the kind of experience that will leave you nauseated, give you a splitting headache and cause you to curl up on a couch in the fetal position.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
December 9, 2011
New Year's Eve is a perfect example of why the adjective "Hollywood" is so often used as a pejorative.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 9, 2011
A big dumb mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
December 9, 2011
The only entertaining way to watch New Year's Eve is as a cruel experiment in which performers stranded with absolutely no script support are forced to subsist on pure presence, which quickly becomes a blood sport in which only a few survive.
Peter Paras
E! Online
December 9, 2011
When a cameo by Matthew Broderick is just a set-up to name his character "Buellerton" it's time to ring in the New Year and call it a night.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
December 9, 2011
Rivals Gigli as one of the most cringe-inducing, asinine and silly romcoms in quite some time. Save yourself the torture and just rent Love Actually instead.
Full Review | Original Score: .75/10
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
December 9, 2011
It's all edited with a Cuisinart, such that when a character you last saw 20 minutes ago (the movie's an excruciating two hours) pops up again, you have to remind yourself who they are.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
December 9, 2011
Written on the level of a bad episode of The Love Boat, this is one of those concoctions that intertwines about 10 storylines and then concludes with a cherry on top.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
December 9, 2011
The only thing that can inspire more cynicism than a holiday's coerced emotions may be a film that both exploits and celebrates said emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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