Sidewalks of New York
Sidewalks of New York (2001)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 21, 2001
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though well-acted, Sidewalks of New York generally comes off as a second-rate Woody Allen film. The characters seem self-absorbed, the problems trite.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

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.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Though the direction is lacking, "Sidewalks of New York" is a charming movie with great characters and a sharp script.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

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.

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Steven Rosen
Denver Post

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.

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Sara Michelle Fetters

In the end, all I can really do is throw my hands in the air and plead for mercy.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

As a romantic comedy on your film menu, Sidewalks of New York holds the romance and serves comedy on the side.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

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.

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John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

A Charmed Life---Men are pigs and women play games in "Sidewalks of New York."

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
'Sidewalks of New York' is one of those movies which I instinctively knew in advance that I would enjoy. And I did. It takes a few minutes to adjust… More
Leigh Ryan
Crazy... worse than a triangle romance.
Juli Ryan
This is a story about three couples in New York. Their stories are woven together, as the couples all trade partners. All of the characters are very… More