The film deserve another cut, considering some stories should have being there when others should not. You can clearly identify directors' references, some actor's lack of realism made it boring and the chroma key effects in the end sucked hard. Even though it worked as a great panoramic sight of Manhatan to the rest of the world and the hotel story really worths the watch.
Only couple stories were in relations with the title. Obviously, some stories are developed weakly and bring down the whole film. Honestly, I expected more, especially knowing earlier Parisian version. There is definitely something to express about New York, but the idea left on surface. Great cast but there is no coherency. Still, movie worth watching only because someone might relate his/her experience differently.
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.
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'..