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Sidewalks of New York Reviews

November 30, 2001
If Sidewalks is still a pretty hard film to laugh at, that's not because it stirs horrific memories. The laughs don't come easily because the humor often feels forced.
November 30, 2001
The film uncovers no hidden truths about relationships except one: Romantic comedies don't have to be profound when they are as appealing as this one.
November 30, 2001
As a romantic comedy on your film menu, Sidewalks of New York holds the romance and serves comedy on the side.
November 30, 2001
Make no mistake, [Burn's] damn good at his singular craft, adept at building and oiling this particular machine. And it runs as smoothly as ever -- the plentiful laughs arrive right on cue, as do the occasional moments of near-poignancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 30, 2001
It is nice that Sidewalks reflects a younger, multiethnic New York, one in which not everybody is wealthy and middle-aged or older as Allen's New York increasingly was. But diversity is no substitute for quality.
November 28, 2001
My own instinct tells me that Sidewalks of New York doesn't work and doesn't go anywhere, but there are a few talented performers on display.
November 27, 2001
Sidewalks of New York is a love letter to a city and a populace that deserve it.
November 25, 2001
Its New York flavor and energies are the real thing, and it grows on you.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2001
Reminds us, deep down, of why we love New York -- and a lot of people in it.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2001
None of us comes away any the wiser about love and sex and stuff.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2001
Such a negligible romantic comedy that its main distinction is fleeting shots of the World Trade Center in the background.
November 21, 2001
It's easily [Burns'] most-watchable movie since his debut, the 1995 Sundance hit, The Brothers McMullen.
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
November 21, 2001
Wears out its welcome fast because of its artistic pretensions and self-absorbed characters.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
November 21, 2001
Finds the right note, of seeking optimism among the shoals of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2001
This kind of sophistication-lite may go down well with many viewers right now, but Sidewalks of New York isn't much more than a student film made by a talented amateur who's in over his head.
November 21, 2001
Surely, after everything this city has been through, the time is right for a breezy, captivating New York romantic comedy. Sidewalks of New York is not an especially good movie, but it will do.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 21, 2001
The characters in Sidewalks of New York look and move and self-deprecate like real humans, yet there's a lack of personalized obsession to their ticker-tape yearnings.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 21, 2001
Burns, who started strong with The Brothers McMullen, has sunk deeper and deeper into irrelevancy with each succeeding film.
November 20, 2001
It all feels terribly contrived, like something that Woody Allen could have written in a fitful sleep.
November 20, 2001
Slight but engaging, Sidewalks has the familiar feel of an old sweater.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
November 20, 2001
The genre achieves inadvertent pathos via its own obscene irrelevance.
November 20, 2001
Despite a few easily identifiable flaws, Sidewalks of New York is a breezy, enjoyable motion picture that manages to be smart without demanding our undivided attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4