New Year's Eve is a perfect example of why the adjective "Hollywood" is so often used as a pejorative.
-Rafer GuzmanFull Review
The only entertaining way to watch New Year's Eve is as a cruel experiment in which performers stranded with absolutely no script support are forced to subsist on pure presence, which quickly becomes a blood sport in which only a few survive.
-Linda HolmesFull Review
Written on the level of a bad episode of The Love Boat, this is one of those concoctions that intertwines about 10 storylines and then concludes with a cherry on top.
-Tom LongFull Review
The only thing that can inspire more cynicism than a holiday's coerced emotions may be a film that both exploits and celebrates said emotions.
-Lisa KennedyFull Review
It's all perfectly pleasant and perfectly harmless and perfectly bland.
-Richard RoeperFull Review
Should auld acquaintance be forgot? I don't know, but "New Year's Eve" sure should be.
-Stephen WhittyFull Review
This New Year's Eve leaves you feeling like you've got no one to kiss at midnight.
-Dave McGinnFull Review
Sags when it should shimmer, labors clunkily when it should glide and - most unforgivably - plops some otherwise attractive and even talented actors into roles that are completely outside their physical and psychic comfort zone.
-Ann HornadayFull Review
A soul-sucking monument to Hollywood greed and saccharine holiday culture.
-Sara StewartFull Review
We hope that somewhere amid the streamers and popping champagne corks director Marshall is making a resolution to stop making these movies.
-Linda BarnardFull Review
An even lazier, even dumber re-hash of Valentine's Day - a movie that was already very lazy and dumb to begin with.
-Eric D. SniderFull Review
What can be said about a movie that is nice and awful? That has a warm spirit and is 100 percent phony? That has all the stars in the galaxy and all the appeal of rotting fish?
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
The screenplay isn't written so much as assembled in carefully slotted little blocks, following the rules of a screenwriting textbook.
-Stephen HoldenFull Review
The film is like one of those Robert Altman big-canvas movies minus the inspiration.
-Peter RainerFull Review
Why bother with a new title? New Year's Eve is simply 2010's Valentine's Day all over again, and it's about as appealing as a flute of cheap Champagne left over from the last holiday.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
The movie plays like a time warp to 1951. The opening shot of the movie is a horse and buggy. Jon Bon Jovi plays pop music's hottest superstar. You half expect the actors to pass a kissing booth or an organ grinder with a leashed monkey.
-Colin CovertFull Review
This is more of a clown car than it is a movie.
-David HiltbrandFull Review
"New Year's Eve'' is fun in the way that eating at a buffet is fun. It's two hours of foods that have nothing to do with each other piled high on a plate because it was too cheap to resist.
-Wesley MorrisFull Review
Director Garry Marshall follows last year's Valentine's Day with New Year's Eve where an all-star cast lines up to collect paychecks - at our expense!
-Peter TraversFull Review
An inferior retread of Marshall's equally contrived "Valentine's Day," only dressed up with coats and confetti.
-Elizabeth WeitzmanFull Review
Neither nicely written, nor nicely acted nor nicely made.
-Mary F. PolsFull Review
New Year's Eve is not unbearable. It's not bad, but it's not good, either.
-Connie OgleFull Review
Marshall knows a certain kind of comedy, but his technique has a way of pitting performers squarely against their own material.
-Michael PhillipsFull Review
A movie I often found myself laughing at in ridicule, and one that also gave me a lump in the throat. So I guess you could say I had a good time.
-Owen GleibermanFull Review
Like the stroke of midnight, "New Year's Eve" disappears almost instantly, leaving little behind but limp streamers and the sense that, surely, there was a better party going on somewhere else.
-Moira MacDonaldFull Review
How is it possible to assemble more than two dozen stars in a movie and find nothing interesting for any of them to do?
-Roger EbertFull Review
It is the cinematic equivalent of a greeting card: Both the sentiment and the laughs are plentiful, cheap and forgettable.
-Kerry LengelFull Review
Offering around a dozen barely there, aggressively agreeable mini-stories spliced together and spit out with lawnmower-style eloquence, the film is pushed to punishing lengths by the engorged cast list.
-Andrew BarkerFull Review