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  • Summary: Traces the intimate lives of six New Yorkers, all from different walks of life and locations New York, struggling to find love and happiness in the big city. (Ed Burns Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. 80
    The chatty, romantic roundelay takes a lighthearted look at the misadventures of six in the city.
  2. There's a lot of talk about sex in Sidewalks of New York, but precious little of it. And that's part of the point.
  3. 75
    Romantic comedies don't have to be profound when they are as appealing as this one.
  4. 50
    Though the acting in "Sidewalks" is uniformly fine, particularly among the female cast, it's hard to glimpse any meaningful vision, sly insights or cinematic flair.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Those who teach public speaking sometimes advocate telling your audience what you're going to tell them, then actually telling them, then telling them what you've told them. Sidewalks reproves this isn't a wise path for movies.
  6. Burns' trite talk and familiar romantic conflicts doesn't do any of the characters any favors. Everyone comes off flat and forced, with one notable and lovely exception: Dawson.
  7. Dramatically and conceptually, the movie sits there, flat, naked and trying too hard with too little.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Ukie
    Dec 18, 2005
    8
    I really liked it. It's a film about sex and relationships of average people, in this case New Yorkers. Acting is decent, and the charecters are realistic and bright. Beats the larger then life action packed crap if you're in the mood for something about real life. Collapse

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