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Something New Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
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
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
February 2, 2006
It's a fabrication of a gauzy romantic-comedy movieland where people of all colors can be equally trite and dull.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
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
Eric D. Snider
February 2, 2006
As stale as last year's canceled UPN sitcoms.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Orndorf
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+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
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
Cole Smithey
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-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
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
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kat Brown
Empire Magazine
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
Matt Pais
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
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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+
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 3, 2006
The race card is played ad nauseam throughout the film
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
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?
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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
Dan Lybarger
February 5, 2006
Sometimes as compelling as it is unoriginal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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+
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
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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