Something New Reviews

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Kam Williams
Bean Soup Times
April 27, 2007
Mixing mirth with more sophisticated moments, this delightful romantic romp ultimately triumphs primarily because of the easy-going screen chemistry generated by Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker.
| Original Score: 4/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
A beguilingly heartfelt, low-key farce.
Kat Brown
Empire Magazine
November 30, 2006
Something New isn't just silly, it's an embarrassment to people who are genuinely trying to level the racial playing field in America today.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 28, 2006
Generally the story swings wildly from preachy to just plain silly. It is truly a story of missed opportunities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Pulver
November 25, 2006
There's zero chemistry between the leads; for all their passionate declarations of love, you never believe they've even spoken to each other before the cameras start turning over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
November 24, 2006
Something hackneyed, trite and boring, you mean.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Anna Smith
Time Out
November 23, 2006
By and large this is a hollow, laugh-free zone paying lip service to the issue in trite, predictable fashion.
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
May 25, 2006
Anyone who finds something new in Something New is obviously looking a whole lot closer than the movie deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
This 'new romantic comedy' fails on all three counts:It's not all that funny, it's not very romantic, and it's certainly nothing new.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 22, 2006
A diamond in the rough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2006
Quietly, almost subliminally, Something New is more profound than the overwrought "relevance" of Oscar nominee Crash.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
February 17, 2006
I suspect than a lot of audiences will find the serious nature of the subplot to be distracting.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
February 16, 2006
It's just too bad that this half-realized concept is tethered to an utterly unconvincing, warmed-over interracial romance rooted more in Harlequin fantasy than social realism.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
February 11, 2006
Something New, in its endearingly daft third act, manages the neat feat of feeling sweetly inevitable rather than boilerplate predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
February 10, 2006
An affecting story that dares to dig deeper than the usual romantic comedy fluff.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 8, 2006
... a nice mix of opposites-attract romanticism with the cultural divide drama.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 8, 2006
Sometimes succeeds as genuinely new, while at other times it offers a fresh spin on its conventions. And it's always pretty agreeable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
February 8, 2006
Something old is new again
| Original Score: 6/10
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
February 6, 2006
The script ... discusses frankly the pressures placed on black women to date within the race as well as their attitudes about expanding their options ...
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Lybarger
February 5, 2006
Sometimes as compelling as it is unoriginal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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