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  • Summary: Inspired by one of the most high-profile public implosions in recent memory, Welcome to New York follows a prominent international banker (Gérard Depardieu) as he spirals out of control during a drug and sex-fueled trip to America—culminating in a shocking incident involving a hotel maid andInspired by one of the most high-profile public implosions in recent memory, Welcome to New York follows a prominent international banker (Gérard Depardieu) as he spirals out of control during a drug and sex-fueled trip to America—culminating in a shocking incident involving a hotel maid and his subsequent arrest. [IFC Films] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Craig Williams
    Aug 6, 2014
    100
    Ferrara's Welcome to New York is a savage work that's easily one of the best films of the year.
  2. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Mar 22, 2015
    88
    The film's peculiarly exhilarating effect can be attributed to a sense of social outrage that's transcended for the sake of metaphoric social clarity.
  3. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Mar 25, 2015
    83
    This is a film set entirely in places where people aren’t meant to stay for very long, a world of continual transit and gratification, with no endpoint. Maybe it’s the world that money creates for itself.
  4. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Aug 1, 2014
    75
    [A] fascinating depiction of another kind of wolf of Wall Street, one whose endless hunger is only matched by his vile soullessness.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Mar 24, 2015
    70
    With Depardieu’s intensely physical performance at its core, Welcome To New York achieves a level of intimacy that’s rare for films about public figures—and, in this case, exposes Strauss-Kahn for all to see.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Mar 26, 2015
    38
    Grunting and boarlike, Gérard Depardieu supplies a one-note rendition of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Abel Ferrara’s peculiarly unilluminating Welcome to New York.

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