Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Aug 16, 2012
    100
    It's extremely funny, one of the funniest films of 2012, with a particularly winning style - far-fetched, extreme and nonstop.
  2. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Sep 20, 2012
    89
    A manic, lithesome thing, 2 Days in New York flexes between broad comedy and a beautifully observed portrait of family life – especially life after death.
  3. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Aug 16, 2012
    88
    Ridiculously funny, ridiculously charming.
  4. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Aug 15, 2012
    88
    What impresses me more is that she (Delpy) has a lighthearted way about her and takes chances in comedies like this. It is hard enough to be good at all, but to be good in comedy speaks for your character.
  5. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Aug 8, 2012
    83
    It's a pleasure to meet up again with Marion, the distractible, acerbic, New York-based French photographer played once more by Julie Delpy in 2 Days in New York. This bouncy hand-knitted comedy of cross-cultural relationships, also directed and co-written by Delpy, makes a jaunty sequel to "2 Days in Paris."
  6. Reviewed by: Liz Beardsworth
    Jul 20, 2012
    80
    Full of wit, intelligence and flair, once more Delpy has created a delightfully irresistible sort-of-romantic comedy.
  7. Reviewed by: Steve Rose
    Jul 20, 2012
    80
    We've rarely seen comedy this smart since Woody Allen and Seinfeld left New York.
  8. Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    Aug 23, 2012
    75
    Slight but winning.
  9. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Aug 9, 2012
    75
    Even when it stumbles, however, 2 Days in New York retains an airy vibe, reflecting its dogged intention to charm its viewers. But seeing as "2 Days in Paris" never felt especially irksome, this affable sequel deserves the same insouciant shrug.
  10. Reviewed by: Elise Nakhnikian
    Aug 5, 2012
    75
    It keeps the entrances, exits, and misunderstandings rolling while rooting the action in emotions and character traits that are only slightly exaggerated for comic effect.
  11. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Aug 10, 2012
    70
    Delpy may be starting to channel Woody Allen's directorial skills, but Rock has fully appropriated the Woodman's barbed comic anger.
  12. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Jul 20, 2012
    70
    French farce is alive and reasonably well in 2 Days in New York, a madcap inter-family romp that deftly keeps many comic balls in the air for a good hour, before dropping some in the final stretch.
  13. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Aug 16, 2012
    63
    Chatty, neurotic, maddeningly messy, often very funny, "New York" spins in a lunatic orbit of its own.
  14. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Aug 16, 2012
    63
    The comedy works some of the time; the pathos, more so. There's an undertow of grief in 2 Days in New York relating to the passing of Marion's (and Delpy's) mother, who died in 2009.
  15. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Aug 10, 2012
    63
    Delpy's good at keeping Marion's complaints sharp and funny, rather than wan and whiny. Even so, the movie's a bumpy ride as her good farcical instincts vie with the yen for cheap laughs.
  16. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Aug 9, 2012
    63
    Delpy is boundlessly appealing. And Rock is acerbic fun, notably in the imaginary debates he stages with Obama. But the frenzied cross-cultural gags take the piss out of the real subject: how blood ties can turn love into a battlefield.
  17. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Aug 6, 2012
    63
    2 Days in New York splits its time between being a quirky comedy and a quasi-serious drama. Comparisons with Woody Allen may be inevitable, in part because of the setting, although none of the characters in this film are neurotic enough to match vintage Allen.
  18. Reviewed by: David Ehrlich
    Aug 7, 2012
    60
    It isn't a problem that 2 Days in New York is implausibly stuffed with incident for a movie that transpires over the course of just 48 hours, the trouble lies in how much time it still manages to waste.
  19. Reviewed by: Neil Smith
    Jul 20, 2012
    60
    2 Days is a sparky, crowd-cheering gem buoyed by Julie Delpy's smart writing and Adam Goldberg's tart whining. Less swoony than Linklater's "Before Sunrise/Sunset," but Delpy nails the relationship humour.
  20. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Aug 9, 2012
    50
    The film, which is about a chaotic 48 hours in Marion's life, succumbs to the chaos it depicts, and so undermines its best intentions. It is, all in all, a likable mess.
  21. Reviewed by: Mary Pols
    Aug 9, 2012
    50
    This cutesy film is overwhelmed by a sense of forced farce.
  22. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Aug 7, 2012
    50
    Delpy, of course, finds her father charming because he is her father, misses her mother for the same reason, and treasures her neuroses because they are her own. What viewers miss is anything inviting us to feel the same way.
  23. Reviewed by: Tasha Robinson
    Aug 8, 2012
    42
    Delpy's work lacks Allen's wry humor and eye-rolling, philosophical acceptance of those characters and their quirks. Her stable of sniping couples and relatives are openly hateful in ways that defy comedy.
  24. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Aug 7, 2012
    40
    Both Rock and Delpy the actor invest so much in their respectively harried, recognizably human urbanites that you wonder why Delpy the director keeps undermining things by engaging in easy Gallic caricatures and generically Gotham-ming it up at every opportunity.
  25. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Jul 20, 2012
    40
    The French are smelly, vulgar, racist and oversexed, or so it would seem based on 2 Days in New York, a scattershot culture-clash comedy that goes down like yesterday's foie gras.
  26. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    Aug 10, 2012
    25
    2 Days in New York plays like 2 years in Attica. You don't watch this movie so much as serve it out, a light comedy doled out as a heavy sentence.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Aug 26, 2012
    2
    French tourists are obnoxious, loud, dirty, and oblivious to anything other than their petty concerns. I was under the impressions these are adjectives for American tourists when they venture over to the Old World; however, according to Julie Delpy's new film, 2 Days in New York, French people are truly garish. Five years after her similar effort, 2 Day in Paris, a busy and crowded New York apartment is the setting for a very disappointing movie.

    Marion (Delpy) and Mingus (Chris Rock) live together with a modern, blended family setup. Marion has her toddler from a previous marriage and Mingus shares custody with his own elementary school aged daughter. They live in a cramped apartment somewhere in Manhattan but appear to be financially stable. Mingus hosts a few radio shows and writes for the Village Voice while Marion is a conceptual artist who is about to open her first solo show in a ritzy art gallery. The show opening is the impetus behind the invasion of the unbelievable French relations.

    Marion's father Jeannot (Albert Delpy) arrives with his other daughter Rose (Alexia Landeau) and her current boyfriend of the day Manu (Alexandre Nahon). Instead of comedic cultural insights or witty observations, the audience is saddled with farce and stupidity. They are delayed in customs for attempting to smuggle in 40 pounds of sausage and cheese. They cut their toe nails at the dinner table, use Mingus' tooth brush during some off-screen sexual tryst in the bathroom, and latch on to a middle school level running gag that Mingus's name rhymes with cunnilingus. I have been to France multiple times
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  2. Sep 5, 2012
    6
    Was attracted to the film by the trailer-a cute comedy or errors and cultural differences-along with it's quiet indie feel. Chris Rock has never been a great actor and that slide continues in this film as well. However, I could personally identify with the idea of trying to connect/control/understand another's foreign family. All in all, remembering the movie, I cannot remember any single scene.....which may say more about this movie than anything. Full Review »
  3. Mar 16, 2013
    8
    Julie Delpy is great. In as much as she created the characters, was one of the writers, as well as directed and starred in this film. Hurrah! Yes it was a light comedy, but it was good to see Chris Rock in a controlled, intelligent and charming role. Julie Delpy has a lovely grounded-ness, and real presence. Full Review »