New York, I Love You Reviews

  • These tales are as highly designed as fashion layouts. But they're as relaxing to thumb through as those NYT Magazine trend pieces...

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • 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.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • A variety of wry, sentimental, mildly erotic tales that come over as pieces O Henry might have submitted to Playboy.

    Philip French — Guardian [UK]

  • 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.

    Catherine Shoard — Guardian [UK]

  • If you're not a stickler for consistency, this is an effective pastiche and tribute to one of the world's most enticing cities.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • 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.

    Philip Kennicott — Washington Post

  • How could so ethnically and artistically diverse a field of filmmakers produce a work of such lifeless uniformity?

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • The most effective entries -- bring both bitter and sweet to their snapshots of this city's most cherished and elusive quality: intimacy.

    Michelle Orange — Village Voice

  • 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?

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • 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."

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • Inevitably, the film is a jumble sale, but you can make some nice discoveries.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • 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.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • The project is lush and seductive as a whole, though some segments are especially vibrant.

    Andrea Gronvall — Chicago Reader

  • The result is a dinner of appetizers that are individually tasty, if not completely satisfying.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • 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.

    Rex Reed — New York Observer

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    John Anderson — Variety

  • The results are, well, formulaic, hobbled by weak dialogue and absent any sense of texture.

    Jay Weissberg — Variety

  • 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.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • 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.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • 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.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

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