New York, I Love You - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

New York, I Love You Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 29, 2009
While many of the segments amuse, and rarely wear out their welcome (the average running time is eight minutes apiece), it rapidly becomes apparent that each of them has some kind of twist, like an O Henry short story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
October 30, 2009
It's a bit too arty, and a bit too cute, but it charms and cajoles with the pluck of a native New Yorker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
October 30, 2009
The project is lush and seductive as a whole, though some segments are especially vibrant.
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 29, 2009
Because so many of the segments are about young lovers, the standouts involve people past their prime.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 19, 2009
The film only feels like two or three different sort of approaches are represented. They don't really feel like widely different attacks on the material.
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Philip Kennicott
Washington Post
October 16, 2009
The characters are all more or less useless, inhabiting the frivolous tippy-top of Maslow's pyramid of needs, with little sense that there's anyone essential at the bottom. It's fun, but decadent.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 16, 2009
Where's the ethnic diversity? The cultural overflow? The dirt, the chaos, the cramped quarters, the people who look like us, rather than movie stars?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
October 16, 2009
Even the more predictable prove pleasurable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
October 16, 2009
But in spite of some attempts at human and neighborhood variety, the stories have a self-conscious sameness, as if they were classroom assignments in an undergraduate fiction-writing class.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
October 16, 2009
The result is a curiously bland hodgepodge -- not terribly evocative of such a famous place, and not all that inspiring in the connections it depicts.
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
October 16, 2009
Not quite as wonderful as "Pari, je t'aime," but still one of my favorite movies of 2009.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 16, 2009
Yknow a collection of Gotham-themed shorts by international directors is in serious trouble when the most entertaining segment is directed by Hollywood uber-hack Brett Ratner.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
October 16, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 15, 2009
If you're not a stickler for consistency, this is an effective pastiche and tribute to one of the world's most enticing cities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
October 15, 2009
What's remarkable here is the consistency of the mediocrity, the uniform fraudulence of the minipremises, the reliable awkwardness of such almost-English lines as "Your eyes would suffice to give tired men hope."
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 15, 2009
As with any such project, some of the films are better than others, but most of the entries in New York, I Love You are very good indeed.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 15, 2009
How could so ethnically and artistically diverse a field of filmmakers produce a work of such lifeless uniformity?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 15, 2009
The result is a dinner of appetizers that are individually tasty, if not completely satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sam Adams
AV Club
October 15, 2009
Inconsistency is the curse of the anthology film, but the entries in the omnibus New York, I Love You are united by their near-total lack of interest.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
October 15, 2009
The result, as is always the case with short story collections, is a mixed bag, although unlike Paris Je T'Aime, the duds outnumber the winners this time.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
October 15, 2009
New York, I Love You weaves 10 short, trivial vignettes into one long, irritating whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 15, 2009
Inevitably, the film is a jumble sale, but you can make some nice discoveries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 14, 2009
Most of the segments are too short and slight to be considered more than inconsequential. They pass and are easily forgotten, although many of them boast O. Henry-style twist endings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 14, 2009
These tales are as highly designed as fashion layouts. But they're as relaxing to thumb through as those NYT Magazine trend pieces...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
October 14, 2009
The most effective entries -- bring both bitter and sweet to their snapshots of this city's most cherished and elusive quality: intimacy.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
October 14, 2009
Each director had a deadline of two days to complete his segment. The result is every bit as truncated and zigzaggy as you might imagine. The whole thing looks like it was edited with pinking shears.
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Erica Abeel
Hollywood Reporter
October 6, 2009
This collage of vignettes breathes life into New York's edgy lovers.
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Jay Weissberg
Variety
September 30, 2009
The results are, well, formulaic, hobbled by weak dialogue and absent any sense of texture.