New Year's Eve

Metascore
22

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 30
  2. Negative: 20 out of 30
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  1. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Dec 8, 2011
    50
    It would be inaccurate to say there are plots in New Year's Eve. There are a number of setups, and these get shuffled through faster than a card dealer in Atlantic City.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Dec 8, 2011
    50
    I always enjoy Elizondo; he has a way of elevating some pretty lame banter, and thanks to New Year's Eve he has his way all over again.
  3. Reviewed by: Connie Ogle
    Dec 7, 2011
    50
    New Year's Eve is not unbearable. It's not bad, but it's not good, either. It delivers exactly what you expect: pretty faces, shallow romance and a mythical fanaticism about an event in a friendly Manhattan unblemished by hyper-vigilant security measures, obnoxious drunks or New York Jets fans.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Dec 8, 2011
    42
    The cast, at least on paper, is formidable, if ill-used.
  5. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Dec 8, 2011
    40
    Less a film than a product, New Year's Eve is so carefully calculated as to be, in its own way, admirable.
  6. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Dec 8, 2011
    40
    An inferior retread of Marshall's equally contrived "Valentine's Day," only dressed up with coats and confetti.
  7. Reviewed by: Pete Hammond
    Dec 8, 2011
    40
    Even with a big name cast that includes three Oscar winners - Halle Berry, Robert De Niro and Hilary Swank - New Year's Eve is at best a pleasant diversion.
  8. Reviewed by: Kerry Lengel
    Dec 7, 2011
    40
    It is the cinematic equivalent of a greeting card: Both the sentiment and the laughs are plentiful, cheap and forgettable.
  9. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    Dec 6, 2011
    40
    Few of the plot strands connect to one another, much less resolve themselves with any degree of wit or daring.
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. Dec 14, 2011
    0
    Don't waste your time with a movie that seems merely to have been made to showcase as many name actors as humanly possible. Story? Im stillDon't waste your time with a movie that seems merely to have been made to showcase as many name actors as humanly possible. Story? Im still not clear on what that may have been. It's not a movie I would tend to go see but I got roped into it and it couldn't have been more painful. At least each actor I can't stand is only in it for a handful of minutes. It seems like just long enough for them to pick up a paycheck really. Full Review »
  2. Dec 12, 2011
    4
    Even though New Year's Eve is nowhere near the worst film ever ("The Bounty Hunter" comes to mind) it's true to say that it is not good.Even though New Year's Eve is nowhere near the worst film ever ("The Bounty Hunter" comes to mind) it's true to say that it is not good. However, if you are prepared to play a round of "spot the false teeth" then you are in for a treat! Does anyone in Hollywood have their own teeth these days?. My advice? Go with a bunch of girlfriends but make sure you have a very liquid lunch/dinner first. Full Review »
  3. Jun 6, 2012
    9
    This Is A Good Movie!
    Why All The Bad Reviews?