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Something New Reviews

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May 25, 2006
Anyone who finds something new in Something New is obviously looking a whole lot closer than the movie deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 2, 2006
It's a fabrication of a gauzy romantic-comedy movieland where people of all colors can be equally trite and dull.
January 29, 2006
Something New's title doesn't extend to the film's race-conscious rom-com formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 2, 2006
As stale as last year's canceled UPN sitcoms.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 3, 2006
Something New had the brains to be better than the typical romantic comedy servings; but it gives in to doubt and formula far too easily, taking the steam out of the filmmakers' ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 12, 2006
This 'new romantic comedy' fails on all three counts:It's not all that funny, it's not very romantic, and it's certainly nothing new.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2006
"Something New" is a tentative baby step toward a hopefully improving cinematic dialogue about the fact of interracial relations and their acceptance in our society.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 2, 2006
Hamri mechanically directs Something New right out of the romantic comedy rulebook, ignoring any potential ironies or unique ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 3, 2006
...[an] uneven but light-hearted salt-and-pepper urban romancer...Something New is not a very apt title for this witty but familiar color-conscious love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 30, 2006
Something New isn't just silly, it's an embarrassment to people who are genuinely trying to level the racial playing field in America today.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 2, 2006
It's an easily digestible drama unwilling to really explore the complexity of its deep-rooted issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 2, 2006
The experiences of a professional African American woman in a predominantly white business culture gives Something New an interesting perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 3, 2006
The race card is played ad nauseam throughout the film
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 3, 2006
Surely there will come a time when smart, talented, accomplished American women will tire of being told the reason they are unable to snag a man and wrangle a ring out of him is because of that enormous stick up their butts?
February 4, 2006
Kenya is such a joyless creature it requires singular suspension of disbelief to accept that Brian Kelly, the white landscape architect, would stick around.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 5, 2006
Sometimes as compelling as it is unoriginal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 1, 2006
[The film] is a shaky piece of work, with stumpy cinematography, choppy edits, speechy dialogue, and loose plotlines. And yet: There's an easygoing authenticity to the depiction of Kenya and her world.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 3, 2006
This is an inept and unsubtle romantic fantasy about how black people and white people don't mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 4, 2006
What we're left with is a standard romantic comedy with a few decent jungle fever jokes thrown in to spice up the formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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