With the holidays right around the corner, it's no surprise there are plenty of rom-coms to ring in the new year — a major one being the heavily celebrity-saturated, New Year's Eve. With big names such as Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Zac Efron, Sarah Jessica Parker and Josh Duhamel (just to name a few), what's not to like? Apparently, a lot.
"...the kind of marzipan movie that can sweetly soak up a holiday evening."— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Few of the plot strands connect to one another, much less resolve themselves with any degree of wit or daring."— Andrew Barker, Variety
"...a dreary plod through the sands of time until finally the last grain has trickled through the hourglass of cinematic sludge. 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 Ebert, Chicago Sun-Time
"...a depressing two-hour infomercial pitching Times Square as the only place in the universe you want to be when the ball drops at midnight on Dec. 31. (Believe me, it's not.)"— Stephen Holden, New York Times
"A movie so excruciating that it makes its predecessor, Valentine's Day, seem like Nashville in comparison..."— Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
"...bad beyond belief."— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone