Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

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  1. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    Sep 20, 2013
    Writer-director Shaka King clearly knows this world, perhaps too well, but making pot use, or denial, the focus of nearly every scene becomes tedious.
  2. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sep 18, 2013
    Despite the hard lessons learned, King seems to have a pretty deep appreciation for Lyle and Nina’s drug of choice — and you’ll probably enjoy the movie a little more if you feel the same. Just think twice if you’re planning to sneak some homemade brownies into the theater when you see it.
  3. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Sep 18, 2013
    At times, it’s surprisingly compelling, thanks to King’s surefooted direction of actors and well-honed formal sense; while the movie’s execution never quite makes up for its conception, it does elevate it above, well, just being the sort of movie that would be called Newlyweeds.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Sep 18, 2013
    Newlyweeds, for all its freshness, never really lands. It remains suspended in a haze of secondhand smoke.
  5. Reviewed by: Matt Patches
    Sep 17, 2013
    Newlyweeds looks and sounds primo. Storytelling-wise, however, it’s more than one toke over the line.

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