• PG-13, 1 hr. 57 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:    Garry Marshall
  • In Theaters:    Dec 9, 2011 Wide
  • On DVD:    May 1, 2012
  • Warner Bros.

New Year's Eve Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013

Offering up genuinely unlikable characters and terrible dialogue, this comedy qualifies as one of the year's worst.

Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects
December 10, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Luxford
The National
January 4, 2012

a sea of quickly put together, cheesy romcom vignettes that fail to put across any kind of meaningful message

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film
December 8, 2011

Another lavish helping of clichés, cameos and implausibly interweaving love stories. Fine if you're a fan of Valentine's Day, but Marshall's multi-star champagne cocktail is all bubbles and no booze.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dave McGinn
Globe and Mail
Top Critic
December 9, 2011

This New Year's Eve leaves you feeling like you've got no one to kiss at midnight.

Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Grae Drake
Movies.com
December 9, 2011

There's so much wrong here, it's difficult to condense it all into one review.

Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
December 9, 2011

Despite having amassed a roster of roughly thirty bonafide film stars and respected character actors, New Year's Eve is nothing more than a glorified cameo carousel, and a laughably schmaltzy, punishingly dull one at that.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Lisa Giles-Keddie
Real.com
December 8, 2011

You have to worry when a film's musical medley finale is far more entertaining than what you've just sat through.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
December 9, 2011

Another year, another holiday, another opportunity for Garry Marshall to turn all the innovation of Robert Altman and P.T. Anderson and the like into dreary, commercial crap.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Richard Larson
Slant Magazine
December 7, 2011

The half-hearted presence of these actors is the ultimate metaphor for the current tragedy facing the creative class.

Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
December 6, 2011

Though the screenplay is inane, New Year's Eve coasts on the easy charm of its stars... There's an inherent pleasure in seeing Saturday Night Live's Meyers go head to head with Inglourious Basterd Schweiger, just because it's so very strange.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emma Dibdin
Little White Lies
December 8, 2011

Nothing wrong with an unashamedly sentimental holiday flick, but there's no excuse for these nails-on-a-chalkboard characters and manipulative heartstring yanking.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Sexton
This is London
December 9, 2011

This is one of those unusual films that's more boring than life.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Croot
Flicks.co.nz
December 15, 2011

A joyless, overstuffed confection that seems designed more to maximise product placement.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 8, 2011

Overstuffed with half-formed ideas that go nowhere.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
December 23, 2011

New Year's Eve is pretty much laugh-free, trading on tired visual gags and some unbelievably cynical 'cutesy' scenes (baby montage anyone?) for most of its humour.

Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
January 5, 2013

The bland lead the bland through a sea of New Year's revelers...

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
December 12, 2011

Watching Robert De Niro put yet another nail in the coffin of his career is bad enough, but et tu Michelle Pfeiffer?

Full Review | Original Score: D
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
December 8, 2011

Though you're expecting the predictable ending, the finale, and what goes on before it, feels phoney and contrived, while a vulgar mean streak throughout only further puts you off.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Richard Roeper
ReelzChannel.com
March 10, 2012

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