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10 Great Quotes From 10 Scathing “New Year’s Eve” Reviews

10 Great Quotes From 10 Scathing "New Year's Eve" Reviews

They saw “New Year’s Eve” so you don’t have to:

“New Year’s Eve is a dreary plod through the sands of time until finally the last grain has trickled through the hourglass of cinematic sludge. 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, The Chicago Sun-Times

“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

“I have zero reservations about telling you how much I loathed New Year’s Eve, a soul-sucking monument to Hollywood greed and saccharine holiday culture. ” – Sara Stewart, New York Post

“A movie so excruciating that it makes its predecessor, “Valentine’s Day,” seem like “Nashville” in comparison. ” – Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice

“The lesson to learn from watching Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve, a predictably insufferable, self-congratulatory cash cow designed to be ingested and then happily discharged without a second thought by gullible moviegoers who just don’t know any better, is that we live in a time without economic dignity, a time in which we must be ready to do just about anything for a paycheck. ” – Richard Larson, Slant

“Director Garry Marshall continues his systematic defilement of society’s most romantic holidays with another rom-com built – and executed – like a ’70s disaster movie.” – Matt Singer, Time Out New York

“The sanitized setting and sappy script are so littered with cardboard characters and crass product placements that you’ll mourn for the muggers and porno theaters that De Niro cursed in “Taxi Driver.” ” – Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“A depressing two-hour infomercial pitching Times Square as the only place in the universe you want to be when the ball drops at midnight on Dec. 31. (Believe me, it’s not.)” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“The only entertaining way to watch New Year’s Eve is as a cruel experiment in which performers stranded with absolutely no script support are forced to subsist on pure presence, which quickly becomes a blood sport in which only a few survive.” – Linda Holmes, NPR

“The result proves to be as appealing and effervescent as a flute of flat champagne.” – Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter

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