New Year's Eve Reviews

  • A movie I often found myself laughing at in ridicule, and one that also gave me a lump in the throat. So I guess you could say I had a good time.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • The screenplay isn't written so much as assembled in carefully slotted little blocks, following the rules of a screenwriting textbook.

    Stephen Holden — New York Times

  • Why bother with a new title? New Year's Eve is simply 2010's Valentine's Day all over again, and it's about as appealing as a flute of cheap Champagne left over from the last holiday.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Sags when it should shimmer, labors clunkily when it should glide and - most unforgivably - plops some otherwise attractive and even talented actors into roles that are completely outside their physical and psychic comfort zone.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • "New Year's Eve'' is fun in the way that eating at a buffet is fun. It's two hours of foods that have nothing to do with each other piled high on a plate because it was too cheap to resist.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Mayans might have predicted the end of the world in 2012, but could they have known that the countdown to eternal hellfire would begin with Garry Marshall's New Year's Eve?

    Melissa Anderson — Village Voice

  • An inferior retread of Marshall's equally contrived "Valentine's Day," only dressed up with coats and confetti.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • The only thing that can inspire more cynicism than a holiday's coerced emotions may be a film that both exploits and celebrates said emotions.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • How is it possible to assemble more than two dozen stars in a movie and find nothing interesting for any of them to do?

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Marshall knows a certain kind of comedy, but his technique has a way of pitting performers squarely against their own material.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • This is more of a clown car than it is a movie.

    David Hiltbrand — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • The movie plays like a time warp to 1951. The opening shot of the movie is a horse and buggy. Jon Bon Jovi plays pop music's hottest superstar. You half expect the actors to pass a kissing booth or an organ grinder with a leashed monkey.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Written on the level of a bad episode of The Love Boat, this is one of those concoctions that intertwines about 10 storylines and then concludes with a cherry on top.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • It is the cinematic equivalent of a greeting card: Both the sentiment and the laughs are plentiful, cheap and forgettable.

    Kerry Lengel — Arizona Republic

  • Offering around a dozen barely there, aggressively agreeable mini-stories spliced together and spit out with lawnmower-style eloquence, the film is pushed to punishing lengths by the engorged cast list.

    Andrew Barker — Variety

  • A soul-sucking monument to Hollywood greed and saccharine holiday culture.

    Sara Stewart — New York Post

  • We hope that somewhere amid the streamers and popping champagne corks director Marshall is making a resolution to stop making these movies.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • An even lazier, even dumber re-hash of Valentine's Day - a movie that was already very lazy and dumb to begin with.

    Eric D. Snider — Film.com

  • This New Year's Eve leaves you feeling like you've got no one to kiss at midnight.

    Dave McGinn — Globe and Mail

  • The result proves to be as appealing and effervescent as a flute of flat champagne.

    Michael Rechtshaffen — Hollywood Reporter

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