New Year's Eve (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

New Year's Eve (2011)



Critic Consensus: Shallow, sappy, and dull, New Year's Eve assembles a star-studded cast for no discernible purpose.

Movie Info

New Year's Eve celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in the intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year. -- (C) Warner Brosmore
Rating: PG-13 (for language including some sexual references)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Katherine Fugate
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 1, 2012
Box Office: $54.5M
Warner Bros. - Official Site


Halle Berry
as Nurse Aimee
Jessica Biel
as Tess Byrne
Robert De Niro
as Stan Harris
Seth Meyers
as Griffin Byrne
Til Schweiger
as James Schwab
Hilary Swank
as Claire Morgan
Alyssa Milano
as Nurse Mindy
Charlotte Marshall-F...
as Caring Teenage Girl
Fiona Choi
as Balinese Woman
Mary Marguerite Kean...
as Pet Adoption Clerk
Patrick Reale
as Times Square Cop
Cary Elwes
as Stan's Doctor
as Soldier
Barbara Marshall
as Head Nurse Helen
Sarah Paulson
as Grace Schwab
Carla Gugino
as Spiritual Dr. Morris...
Amber Bela Muse
as Nurse Risa
Peter Allen Vogt
as Male Nurse
Ross Ryman
as Pedicab Driver
Kal Parekh
as Male Obstetrician
Russell Peters
as Chef Sunil
Serena Poon
as Chef Ming
as Monty
James Belushi
as Building Super
Lillian Lifflander
as Mrs. Lifflander
Jaclyn Miller
as Choreographer
Nat Wolff
as Walter
Marvin Braveman
as Vendor Marvin
Alexandra Rose Guthy
as Screaming Rocker Gir...
Denise Violante
as Female Cop Denise
Katherine McNamara
as Lily Bowman
Norman Bukofzer
as Newark Commuter
Beth Kennedy
as Piper's Mom
Joey McIntyre
as Groom Rory
Jackie Seiden
as Bride Trish
Sean O'Bryan
as Pastor Edwin
Jack McGee
as Grandpa Jed
Drena De Niro
as Ahern Waitress
Vanessa Mendoza
as Leopard Print Girl
Christine Lakin
as Waitress Alyssa
Earl Rose
as Pianist
Johnny Debrito
as Male Party Guest
Samuel Mitchell
as Penny's Dance Partne...
Amare Stoudemire
as Party Dancer
Cherry Jones
as Mrs. Rose Ahern
Kathleen Marshall
as Stage Manager Charlo...
Joey Sorge
as Radio Reporter Arthu...
Rob Nagle
as Officer Nolan
Matthew Walker
as Engineer Douglas
Wedil David
as Reporter Christina
David Valcin
as Reporter Murphy
Stephanie Fabian
as Reporter Lupe
Patrick Collins
as Reporter Fadda
Pat Battle
as Reporter Pat Battle
Tom Hines
as Announcer Brady Finl...
Greg Wilson
as Wade the Aide
Anna White
as Ginger Adams
Sam Marshall
as Crowd Surfing Kid
Susan Silver
as Bunny Friedberg
Emily Moss Wilson
as Crazy Jensen Fan
Bob Weston
as Jensen Concert Polic...
Lucy Woodward
as Backup Singer
Stephanie Alexander
as Backup Singer
Nicole Sobchack
as Kissing Reveler #1
Anna Kulinova
as Kissing Reveler #2
Rylie J. Neale
as Kissing Female Cop
Lily Marshall-Fricke...
as Reveler Lucy Camille
Lori Marshall
as Reveler Ms. Camille
Matt Walker
as Engineer Douglas
Anna Aimee White
as Ginger Adams
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News & Interviews for New Year's Eve

Critic Reviews for New Year's Eve

All Critics (136) | Top Critics (34)

It's like channel surfing when there's nothing on but crap.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

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

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

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

Full Review… | January 5, 2013
Tribune News Service

Colossal waste of talent and time.

Full Review… | June 3, 2012

Your appreciation for the film may depend on your tolerance for sugar.

Full Review… | April 26, 2012
Movie Metropolis

Among the year's worst films. The tragedy is funny, the comedy is tragic, and about its only saving grace is that it makes 2010's Valentines Day look almost passable.

Full Review… | March 22, 2012

Audience Reviews for New Year's Eve


A little bit funny. Good but not great.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Just one year after Garry Marshall's bid at romantic comedy gold, "Valentine's Day", this celebrity tainted mess came into theaters. It's not explicitly bad because of its average sized cast, or how flagrant it is. I can get behind a romantic comedy of epic proportions, because I did so with its predecessor. "Valentine's Day" may not have been wonderful in every way, but it had human stories, different sides to love's enigma, and really tried to say something about the day in question and how transformative it is. Did it succeed at every turn? Absolutely not, but everything that worked well in that movie is ignored in this one. Instead of exploring the many storylines he sets up for his plethora of characters, Gary Marshall simply crams as many familiar faces into this film as possible. Instead of looking at different facets or stages or ages of love, Marshall simply uses the same heart tugging elements that he did in his previous movie: love between two young people? Check. A soldier far from home? Check. At least there were some actually enjoyable performances in "Valentine's Day", and the two that obviously stood out were Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher. Both, as well as Hector Elizondo, show up yet again in this film, with no mention of their former characters from the last film. They're completely different characters, and not exactly enjoyable ones at that. Lea Michele and Jon Bon Jovi are in this film, so of course there are musical numbers. (I bet there was no singing, and it was rewritten when Michele was cast.) The love stories are not all that intriguing either: Katherine Heigl is mad at Bon Jovi. That's a relationship, and that's the entire explanation we're given. Josh Duhamel is looking for some girl, and we don't know what's so great about her except for an offhanded cheesy line. None of the relationships are built up, and where its predecessor really looked at all kinds of love, celebrated diversity, and cared about the characters, this film is so haphazard and clumsy. Besides that the dialogue is atrocious, and most of the time I found myself laughing at this for all the wrong reasons. Its predecessor exemplifies love, and truly, this film is just trying to do the same with some formulaic choices, which makes it weak and palatable at best.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


All eyes are on New York on New Year's Eve. Similar to Valentine's Day movie it follows the lives of people interacting. Pregnant couples compete to win money for giving birth to the first baby of the new year, Robert de Niro has a dying wish, a guy and gal agree to meet one year on in NYC. Good cast. Heart warming.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

New Year's Eve Quotes

Hailey: You know, I'm fifteen!
Kim: I know, Hailey.
Hailey: This is not a training bra!
Kim: And this is not "Girls Gone Wild". My Gosh!
– Submitted by Martin Ulises V (7 months ago)
Male Nurse: May the best Va-Jay-Jay win!
– Submitted by Dannick L (3 years ago)
Stan Harris: I was living on a borrowed time.
– Submitted by Kaye E (4 years ago)
Griffin: How bout we split 50/50.
– Submitted by Austin G (4 years ago)

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