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New Year's Eve


Genre :

Romance, Comedy

Release Date :

December 09, 2011

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Garry Marshall

Starring :

Halle Berry, Jon Bon Jovi, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Jessica Biel, Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Sofia Vergara, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Efron, Katherine Heigl, Sienna Miller, Josh Duhamel, Christine Lakin

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..ultimately, their intertwined, forced stories play out like schmaltzy Altman..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]
1 of 4

“..the stories are woven together in the clumsiest, most obvious fashion..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..the screenplay isn't written so much as assembled in carefully slotted little blocks, following the rules of a screenwriting textbook..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
Review rate : B-

“..the kind of marzipan movie that can sweetly soak up a holiday evening..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..the jokes are corny and not funny. There really may not be a single laugh in the picture..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
“..the entire movie melts into goo..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 5

“..stuck behind the velvet rope, watching a parade of celebrities who exhibit no real connection to ordinary human behavior..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
“..many key narrative moments look strangely gauzy and ill shot..”
by Andrew Barker [Variety]
2 of 5

“..it's the sole instance in a proudly superficial product that lands, quietly, at a human midpoint between synthetic happiness and manufactured pathos..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
“..it's difficult to distinguish which of the story lines most outrageously bids for our tears..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
0.5 of 4

“..it's big and shiny and crowded and no matter how much you might look forward to it, it never lives up to the hype..”
by Dave McGinn [Globe and Mail]
2 of 4

“..it's a collection of syrupy vignettes stitched together to create a celeb crazy quilt..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
2 of 5

“..it is the cinematic equivalent of a greeting card: Both the sentiment and the laughs are plentiful, cheap and forgettable..”
by Kerry Lengel [Arizona Republic]
Review rate : D-

“..if you find those jokes funny, this is definitely the movie for you..”
by Eric D. Snider [Film.com]
“..can't think of a better metaphor for the movie..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..a soul-sucking monument to Hollywood greed and saccharine holiday culture..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

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by Roger Moore [Movienation]


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by Neil Genzlinger [NY Times]