Welcome to New York Image
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: Mr. Devereaux is a powerful man. A man who handles billions of dollars every day. A man who controls the economic fate of nations. A man driven by a frenzied and unbridled sexual hunger. A man who dreamed of saving the world and who cannot save himself. A terrified man. A lost man.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    May 12, 2014
    80
    A bluntly powerful provocation that begins as a kind of tabloid melodrama and gradually evolves into a fraught study of addiction, narcissism and the lava flow of capitalist privilege.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    May 21, 2014
    80
    Welcome to New York proves thoroughly engrossing. Here is a work of ragged glory; dirty and galvanic.
  3. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    May 19, 2014
    75
    No matter its silliest missteps, Welcome to New York has an impressive engine of ideas in line with the director's other New York stories.
  4. Reviewed by: Jordan Mintzer
    May 12, 2014
    70
    It’s a rather fascinating bit of artistic self-indulgence that’s both made by, and about, self-indulgent men, although one that can certainly grow taxing.
  5. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    May 21, 2014
    40
    It's bad enough that the film has such minimal interest in his victim – after two scenes doing the film's best acting, Afesi is out of the picture. But as portraiture, Welcome to New York flops too, despite Dépardieu's considerable efforts.