Reviews

Sep 22, 2021
It's nice of Hollywood to let us see women making a success of their work. Pity, though, we're only allowed to see that work and success inasmuch as it carves up their relationships with their fellas.
Apr 29, 2021
It has an stylized staging that not only serves Scorsese to mount a beautiful tribute to the city that never sleeps and the classic Hollywood musicals, but also to illustrate a tragic tale of love, passion, success and jazz. [Full review in Spanish]
Jun 19, 2020
Though rough in the middle, New York, New York features a smashing conclusion. I'm not talking about Minnelli's final number. What's smashing is the ending to the De Niro-Minnelli romance. It has just the right mixture of old and new..
May 27, 2020
If you can sit through 30 interspersed minutes of trivialities, New York, New York emerges victoriously as the musical of the year, and reaffirms Liza Minelli's position as one of the top musical stars, as well as talented actress, on the screen.
Feb 6, 2020
Most rewardingly, [it] seems to have effected a kind of opening-out-allowing Scorsese to tackle material more experimentally than in Alice, the characteristic extremes of emotion without the over-determined mechanisms of Taxi Driver.
Jan 31, 2020
The look and sound of 'New York, New York' may rapturously bring to mind any number of postwar MGM marvels. But its mood suggests outtakes from a scorching psychodrama, rushes from a documentary of a couple imploding.
Jan 28, 2020
New York, New York, like most Martin Scorsese films, is about the trials and glories of making art.
Nov 1, 2019
If lesser talents were involved, we might consider New York, New York quite passable entertainment, a pleasant collage of old musical movies. But with Scorsese, De Niro and Minnelli on the marquee, we expect more.
Oct 23, 2019
What makes it such grand entertainment is the music, the costumes of the '40s and two dynamite performances.
Jul 26, 2019
New York, New York is not the lively and brilliant film it should have been. It is rather a vague and drawn-out story. [Full Review in Spanish]
Jan 8, 2019
The planning and staging of Scorsese is as brilliant as ever, but the vital vicissitude of these characters remains a mere anecdote. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 5, 2017
Martin Scorsese's musical saga "New York, New York" is the keenest disappointment of the summer.
Mar 6, 2012
Though affectionate and colorfully stylized, Scorsese's tribute to the darker classic Hollywood musicals is only partially successful...an interesting feature that ultimately fails as a period piece or dark musical.
Jun 24, 2011
Ultimately a very personal film about how Scorsese views a genre of film and, as such, has a much more coherent vision than its reputation would suggest. [Blu-ray]
Jun 24, 2011
A stagebound valentine, but one vigorously constructed down to the last detail, with Scorsese reveling in the costumes and music. It's an itch that spreads into a full-body rash in the final act.
Jun 16, 2011
A downbeat homage to bright-lights showbiz dramas, an epic orchestration that indulges in stubbornly obsessive riffs, Martin Scorsese's New York, New York (1977) seems to value awkwardness and indecision above all else.
Jan 27, 2010
Embora interessante, a direo de arte acaba se tornando uma distrao e os nmeros musicais so, em sua maioria, frouxos. Por outro lado, De Niro e Minnelli criam personagens complexos que despertam a curiosidade do espectador. Um Scorsese menor.
Jan 26, 2010
A visually fascinating rumination on the genre.
Jan 26, 2010
If this movie were a big-band arrangement, it would be a duet for a sax man and a girl singer, but with the soloists in a different key from the band.
Mar 26, 2009
In a final burst from Old Hollywood, Minnelli tears into the title song and it's a wowser.