I can't believe I didn't hate a Brett Ratner film. I need to reevaluate my life.
Quite weak, with a couple of exceptions. Just an hour and a half long "meh".
Not terrible, but certainly not good. Obviously with any vignettes there will be low points and standouts... the most realized scene was definitely Leachman/Wallach, with Portman/Khan as a second. The rest were pretty bland/strangely unrealized, with the worst being Ratner's prom night escapade (what decade is this?) and Minghella's out of sync film-school style hotel scene. This could have been much, much better.
rated 3 out of 5 stars. should have been titled "Manhattan, I Love You", as they didn't explore the other 4 boroughs. a lot of great actors, good camerawork, some lovely moments, but as a whole it could have been stronger.
This was surprisingly better than I thought it would be. Although it's hard to rate as some stories were great and others really sucked. I really like the one Natalie Portman directed and the cinematography in Shekhar Kapur's was great aside that it was 'meh'..
I didn't like this much at all, I'm afraid, apart from certain blips on the radar. It was very fractured, especially in comparison with the much better "Paris, je t'aime". A couple of laughs, but otherwise nothing. Forgettable.
A bit of a disappointment after "Paris Je t'aime". There were a few good moments, but it didn't feel romantic like its predecessor or to be about its host city.
I did like Shia's segment. That one was quite haunting.
Best Segment:Joshua Marston
Segments I Liked:Jiang Yao,Shunji Iwai,Brett Ratner,Fatih Akin.
Segments I Didn't Like:Mira Nair,Yvan Attal,Shekhar Kapur,Natalie Portman,Randy Ballsmeyer.
Worst Segment:Allen Hughes
I would have loved this 10x more if the chose 3 scenes and released them as short films. All and all I thought it was 'cute'.
Apparently, black people don't love New York. That, or there's no one to tell their story. Where's Spike Lee when you need the man?
Very little of New York is shown in this movie. A more reflective title could be "Variations on Love in a City That Just Happens to Be Called New York" (...à la Hong Sang Soo)
A bit less kitsch than "Paris je t'aime" in general but a waste of time, it's a bad movie overall.
New York is bigger than Manhattan and for more diverse than this film gave time for.
What a huge improvement over "Paris, I love you".