'New York, I Love You' Critic Reviews

63%
MovieWeb:   2 reviews
36%
Rotten Tomatoes:   98 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    67
    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 » 5 years ago
  • A.O. Scott New York Times (Top Critic)
    50
    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.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Philip French Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    A variety of wry, sentimental, mildly erotic tales that come over as pieces O Henry might have submitted to Playboy.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Catherine Shoard Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    40
    If you've got a heart of treacle, an attention span of 15 minutes and can't afford the air fare then there are worse ways to spend a couple of hours.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    63
    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 » 5 years ago
  • Philip Kennicott Washington Post (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    40
    How could so ethnically and artistically diverse a field of filmmakers produce a work of such lifeless uniformity?
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Michelle Orange Village Voice (Top Critic)
    The most effective entries -- bring both bitter and sweet to their snapshots of this city's most cherished and elusive quality: intimacy.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    40
    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 » 5 years ago
  • Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal (Top Critic)
    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."
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    Inevitably, the film is a jumble sale, but you can make some nice discoveries.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    The project is lush and seductive as a whole, though some segments are especially vibrant.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    75
    The result is a dinner of appetizers that are individually tasty, if not completely satisfying.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Rex Reed New York Observer (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • John Anderson Variety (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jay Weissberg Variety (Top Critic)
    The results are, well, formulaic, hobbled by weak dialogue and absent any sense of texture.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    25
    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 » 5 years ago
  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    63
    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 » 5 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    75
    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 » 5 years ago
  • Erica Abeel Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    This collage of vignettes breathes life into New York's edgy lovers.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Christy Lemire Associated Press (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Richard Roeper Richard Roeper.com (Top Critic)
    90
    Not quite as wonderful as "Pari, je t'aime," but still one of my favorite movies of 2009.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times (Top Critic)
    60
    Even the more predictable prove pleasurable.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Joshua Rothkopf Time Out
    40
    Full Review » 3 years ago