Sidewalks of New York
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A documentary film crew follows the lives of six New Yorkers as their lives unexpectedly intersect -- or at least that's what writer, director, and actor Edward Burns would like you to believe in this comedy-drama that looks at the rocky road of relationships in the Big Apple. After sharing the stories of their earliest sexual experiences with an interviewer, six people are trailed by a cameraman through the course of an average day. Tommy (Edward Burns) is a successful television producer (and unsuccessful novelist) who becomes quickly infatuated when he meets Maria (Rosario Dawson) in a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

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"If Sidewalks is still a pretty hard film to laugh at, that's not because it stirs horrific memories. The laughs don't come easily because the humor often feels forced."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Make no mistake, [Burn's] damn good at his singular craft, adept at building and oiling this particular machine. And it runs as smoothly as ever -- the plentiful laughs arrive right on cue, as do the occasional moments of near-poignancy."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Though the direction is lacking, "Sidewalks of New York" is a charming movie with great characters and a sharp script."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Burns's ear for dialogue prevents it from becoming a forgotten footnote to a promising career."
‑ Andrew Howe,
"While it may not have anything new to say about love, life, or even New York, it's entertaining enough to keep you occupied while you're waiting for Woody to return to form."
‑ Jamie Russell,
"The film uncovers no hidden truths about relationships except one: Romantic comedies don't have to be profound when they are as appealing as this one."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"It is nice that Sidewalks reflects a younger, multiethnic New York, one in which not everybody is wealthy and middle-aged or older as Allen's New York increasingly was. But diversity is no substitute for quality."
‑ Steven Rosen, Denver Post
"A Charmed Life---Men are pigs and women play games in "Sidewalks of New York.""
‑ John Esther, Pasadena Weekly
"Virtually every actor in "Sidewalks" gives a performance that is just begging for better, more challenging material."
‑ Larry Carroll,
"It's entertaining yakking, yakked by characters we enjoy watching."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"As a romantic comedy on your film menu, Sidewalks of New York holds the romance and serves comedy on the side."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"My own instinct tells me that Sidewalks of New York doesn't work and doesn't go anywhere, but there are a few talented performers on display."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"La cinta en el global es una opción atractiva si buscan una cinta ligera y que hable de un amor posible en un grupo de caóticos seres que cohabitan en ese micro-universo"
‑ Alex Ramirez, Cinenganos
"A work of charm, sweetness and ease"
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"Demonstrates that Ed Burns can make a satisfying movie."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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