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Sidewalks of New York Reviews

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Larry Carroll
April 16, 2002
Virtually every actor in "Sidewalks" gives a performance that is just begging for better, more challenging material.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 29, 2001
Wants to be a realistic, Woody Allenesque look at the way New Yorkers date now ... but the whole thing is like a sheet of plastic veneer on particleboard.
Brian Orndorf
December 2, 2001
| Original Score: 3/10
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
November 20, 2001
Burns needs to break into something new that doesn't revolve around love and lust.
| Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
November 21, 2001
Edward Burns is fast turning from American indie success story to bad Woody Allen imitation with his tired tales of Manhattan.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 26, 2001
It's about made up people...with made up problems that have their origins in the movies, not real life.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World
November 28, 2001
"Sidewalks of New York" writer-director Edward Burns has managed to find the five or six least engaging people in New York to waste 107 minutes on.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
December 3, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 10, 2001
A comedy/romance for the under forty crowd obsessed with sex, relationships, fidelity, and their neuroses.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
November 21, 2001
Burns, who started strong with The Brothers McMullen, has sunk deeper and deeper into irrelevancy with each succeeding film.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 21, 2001
After a while, you start wondering where this movie is going, and then it goes nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 21, 2001
Wears out its welcome fast because of its artistic pretensions and self-absorbed characters.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
November 21, 2001
[Burns] has a hard time finding a central idea, some overall point that isn't borrowed or trite. Or both.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
November 21, 2001
Such a negligible romantic comedy that its main distinction is fleeting shots of the World Trade Center in the background.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
November 20, 2001
It all feels terribly contrived, like something that Woody Allen could have written in a fitful sleep.
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November 20, 2001
Overall, there are some amusing moments, and Graham makes the most of her thankless role, but this one can wait for the video release.
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
Burns misses a chance to make a witty, observant film about contemporary sexual politics; instead, he comes up with his usual by-the-numbers portrait of lovesick New Yorkers.
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
July 15, 2002
A Charmed Life---Men are pigs and women play games in "Sidewalks of New York."
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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
November 22, 2001
It simply brings nothing new to the table, and thus has little reason to exist beyond writer-director Edward Burns' desire to make a film because he can.
Jonathan Taylor
November 21, 2001
Neither as funny nor as truthful about the pitfalls of relationships as it thinks it is.
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