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New York, New York Reviews

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Christopher Porterfield
TIME Magazine
January 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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 2, 2005
Martin Scorsese attempts to pay tribute to his musical forefathers, specifically Vincente Minnelli, with this colorful, misguided epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
October 27, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 18, 2005
Astonishingly dull...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
July 24, 2005
New York, New York often looks uneven and incoherent
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
October 8, 2006
New York, New York never fully comes together as a cohesive picture. Rather, it's a film with many parts that don't gel, much like its fabricated lead characters.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
| Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Martin Scorsese created a very handsome and dynamic film, but the spectacular set pieces don't add up to much.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Why should a man of Mr. Scorsese's talent be giving us what amounts to no more than a film buff's essay on a pop-film form that was never, at any point in film history, of the first freshness?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
A film with a great look and fabulous soundtrack but some of the most unattractive characters ever to disgrace a movie screen.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 1, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Martin Scorsese's New York, New York never pulls itself together into a coherent whole, but if we forgive the movie its confusions we're left with a good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dan Callahan
House Next Door
June 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.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 13, 2008
It's the exact kind of craziness that could only have been made in the waning days of the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 20, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
In a final burst from Old Hollywood, Minnelli tears into the title song and it's a wowser.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Scorsese's tribute/parody/critique of the MGM musical is a razor-sharp dissection of the conventions of both meeting-cute romances and rags-to-riches biopics.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 16, 2003
One of the best of all movie musicals, and one of the best of all Scorsese. Extraordinary.
| Original Score: 5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
January 8, 2003
Scorsese's uneven mix of drama and music seems a bit self-indulgent. De Niro's character is totally unsympathetic.
| Original Score: 3/5
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