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Something New


Genre :

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Release Date :

February 03, 2006

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Sanaa Hamri

Starring :

Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, Mike Epps, Donald Faison, Alfre Woodard, Katharine Towne, Blair Underwood, Jenifer Lewis, Golden Brooks

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 4

“..will please romantic comedy lovers of all genders, colors, and persuasions..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 4

“..offers enough moments of genuine humor..”
by Mack Bates [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
4 of 5

“..Hamri shows a firm hand with her actors and injects the movie with a fresh energy that lives up to the title..”
by Randy Cordova [The Arizona Republic]
3.5 of 5

“..comes off as mostly something old and something borrowed--from Terry McMillian novels and from better movies..”
by [E! Online]
2.5 of 4

“..an undemanding, reassuring chick flick with prefab notions of relationships and reconciliations..”
by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
3.5 of 5

“..a shaky piece of work, with stumpy cinematography, choppy edits, speechy dialogue, and loose plotlines..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“..a satisfying chick flick that follows all the usual rules of the modern romantic comedy except one - it's not stupid..”
by Jami Bernard [New York Daily News]
“..a keenly observed urban romantic comedy..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [The Hollywood Reporter]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Jean Nash Johnson [The Dallas Morning News]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by John Urbancich [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Sean Axmaker [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Peter Sobczynski [EFilmCritic]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Lexi Feinberg [Cinema Blend]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Kimberley Jones [Austin Chronicle]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Jessica Reaves [Chicago Tribune]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Pam Grady [Reel]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Hanh Nguyen [Zap2it]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Tim Cogshell [Boxoffice Magazine]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]

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