New York, New York

New York, New York

1977
Drama
Musical
2h 35m
The day WWII ends, Jimmy, a selfish and smooth-talking musician, meets Francine, a lounge singer. From that moment on, their relationship grows into love as they struggle with their careers and aim for the top (imdb)
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New York, New York

1977
Drama
Musical
2h 35m
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Rated 01 Jan 2009
70
42nd
On a technical level it's very impressive: the sets, costumes, songs, cinematography, acting, etc. are all great. But overall there's not the same magic that's in other Scorsese pictures. It's difficult to sympathize with De Niro's character, who has energy but it seems rather listless and uninteresting. Minnelli for the first two acts has fine awkward charm and good nature. But the third act is indulgent - impressive but it screws up all the pacing with the interminable "Happy endings."
Rated 07 May 2010
63
22nd
A postmodern take on the classic MGM musicals that never really nails the comedy very well but eventually drums up some intriguing drama. There's some wonderful shots, highlighting the stylized artifice of the period. But some scenes are interminable slogs. But there are some really great scenes too. I dunno, I appreciate what Scorsese was going for, but there's so much of it that rubbed me the wrong way. Glad I watched it once, probably wouldn't ever do it again.
Rated 27 Nov 2010
80
62nd
Fascinating film from Scorsese, a pet project he was allowed to make after a dream run in the 70s. Minnelli is the standout, with several awesome musical sequences (including her socko rendition of the title tune) and proving her chops as a dramatic actress. De Niro is somewhat marginalised, but still effective playing an unsympathetic character. Some meandering dialogue, and choppy editing which makes some plot points difficult to understand, do not outweigh the great moments.
Rated 22 Jan 2012
72
32nd
It's a good film and all, but damn is it long and messy. It's to musicals what Heaven's Gate is to westerns. It goes big and long and tries to do a lot of things but gets bogged down by all that weight. Scorsese tries to hearken back to 50s musicals while also adding a touch of 70s gritty realism to the characters. What we get is a DeNiro character who's amusing but not sympathetic, a string of musical numbers pushed off to the end, and uneven pacing. It's enjoyable, but tiring.
Rated 15 Jun 2010
7
65th
Bit overlong but a good watch. De Niro dominates the screen every time he is on it. Not a must see in the Scorsese catalog but still a worthy addition.
Rated 02 May 2007
60
47th
Make damn sure you see the version that includes the "Happy Endings" number, if you do actually see it. One great musical number and a lot of other stuff easily forgotten
Rated 29 Mar 2010
86
93rd
You know, despite all the evil hype around the feature, I loved the last 40 minutes, I really did, because Liza Minnelli delivers this energic but melancholic voice in some great sequences. And I also adored the finale, which is something that makes New York, New York a lovely experience.
Rated 29 Jun 2016
3
45th
Interminable. The pace and timing are off; it's entirely too long, scenes drag on, jokes are sustained past the point of amusement, and its marquee numbers are reserved for the end. And yet, midway through its unnecessary runtime, it beat me into submission. I became swept up in its deliberate artifice, De Niro's volatile performance, and its romantic adulation for golden age big band musicals. I think that, in most cases, anything which inspires such complex reaction is probably worth it.
Rated 20 May 2009
60
85th
This is superficially a musical pastiche, incorporating bits and pieces of Big Band memorabilia, Love Me or Leave Me backstage soap opera, MGM's musical fantasies, and the Judy Garland cult. Because of Scorsese's fidgety, two-faced personality (part-time student, fan, copycat, and part-time didact, auteur, revisionist) and also because of the deleted hour and a half of footage, the movie doesn't hang together at all well; but it has a number of entertaining things, in a number of clashing moods.
Rated 09 Dec 2007
60
41st
Sometimes dull, but the final musical number "happy endings" is amazing.
Rated 13 Aug 2013
75
34th
The Searchers becomes a musical
Rated 26 Jul 2019
35
12th
Most of it is fine but it's hard to get over de Niro's character being an absolute creep for the first 30 minutes holy hell
Rated 28 Sep 2014
70
57th
"New York, New York" can be frustratingly uneven, but, ultimately, I like it way more than I don't. It's awfully long-winded, it makes it hard to root for Jimmy (De Niro, in another of his great unstable turns for Marty, successfully comes off as a self-absorbed prick) and the romance is only half-compelling. But, what the hell, the film has that energetic, spacious feel of Scorsese, a seducing retro vibe and when Minnelli sets off to top her "Cabaret" performance there at the end, it's a hoot.
Rated 04 Sep 2012
75
39th
An Ambitious failure but enough good scenes for a one time rental. After all it has De Niro and Minnelli with Scorsese at the helm
Rated 06 Nov 2012
66
8th
66.000
Rated 18 May 2007
65
28th
Music is mostly good, but it took me about an hour to warm up to Minnelli.
Rated 22 Mar 2009
70
13th
Great music. Liza an awesome singer. Movie too ambitious.
Rated 29 Nov 2012
80
37th
It really isn't bad, it's just way too long. Marty has seen enough of the MGM musicals that he can do an excellent, New Hollywood-ized impression of them. The film looks pretty great (that hall of flashing lights is so superb).
Rated 02 Mar 2008
58
32nd
# 835
Rated 19 Jan 2013
30
6th
I love musicals but this was horrendously dull. De Niro plays a repulsive, annoying character and yet not only are we meant to believe this smart gal would fall for him but also we don't feel any sympathy or, due to a listless performance by De Niro, interest towards Jimmy. The dancing and singing is far too sparse making the film lack vivacity with one exception, the finale "Happy Endings", which was good fun. Also the mixture of Old Hollywood artifice and New Hollywood realism doesn't work.
Rated 02 Feb 2010
92
89th
Underrated film with superb performances by De Niro and Minnelli. If a traditional Hollywood musical took place in the crazy, self-absorbed world of entertainment, it would look like this. (Has any other jazz fan noticed that De Niro in this picture looks exactly like bop baritone sax great Serge Chaloff?)
Rated 19 Dec 2008
63
26th
744
Rated 04 Mar 2015
61
30th
Takes far too long, and the structure of the film slowly turning into a very stagey musical didn't help - I'd have preferred more music, or at least less crammed into everything past the 2-hour mark.
Rated 28 Oct 2012
66
5th
66.000
Rated 13 Oct 2017
64
35th
Rvw. Was a 70. Last hour mostly boring. But her last 2 performances bruh
Rated 18 Sep 2013
65
31st
64.67.
Rated 11 Apr 2024
65
37th
Rated 15 Jun 2009
50
8th
IMO, Scorsese's worst movie of the ones that I know. Bad story, bad characters, especially De Niro is simply giving his 'hard guy & pompous ass' performance. Not really inspiring, I'm sorry to say. Only the musical numbers are somewhat entertaining.
Rated 11 Feb 2021
60
50th
Minnelli is not my cup of tea, and when she takes over the film towards the end, as it becomes a musical (as opposed to a Robert De Niro drama that centers around music as a profession), I grew less interested.
Rated 23 Feb 2010
7
68th
This could've only been made in the 70's. Not Scorsese's finest hour but still a good time. De Niro is of course the stand out, totally out acting Minnelli. Happy Endings interrupts the flow of the film, it was going along smoothly until that part. You just can't have De Niro off screen for that long. The fight in the car was the best scene.
Rated 12 Jun 2008
60
9th
not the good ol' scorsese
Rated 02 Mar 2007
50
35th
Not bad.
Rated 28 Nov 2011
60
24th
The first Martin Scorsese movie I have ever seen. I was 7 or 8, and I understood almost nothing. I rewatched it at 25 and realized that a pile of cocaine directed this. Like Judy Garland's A Star Is Born but messier and the musical numbers don't put the film into a screeching halt
Rated 02 Jan 2011
66
37th
66.000
Rated 30 Sep 2021
60
29th
This movie seriously needs editing. There's probably a really good 2 hour version that was lost in the sauce and piles of blow, but as it is it's bloated and meandering. Scorsese's direction is fine, sets and cinematography are cool, even the acting is good, but the writing is poor and the characters are just miserable. Not something I'll watch again, though the final sequence revealing the title song is pretty great.
Rated 15 Jan 2010
59
18th
822
Rated 09 Sep 2012
85
74th
Jimmy Doyle is gangsterlike, yet denied any of the warm, supportive atmosphere of a gang. Because Jimmy is an essential loner. Add to that the film's uncommon interest in a female character, and the exceptional use of music as a dramatic element. In short, I love New York, New York. There can be no reunion. The musical drive ensures that these two must go their separate lifes. This is the most inwardly disturbing film from a director too easily persuaded to shock us with the stamp of violence.
Rated 20 Oct 2018
5
22nd
An awful and messy idea meeting with an auteur's hubris and smugness. Result is heavy and overlong, with beautiful details on the side. Best parts come at the end, to make matters worse.
Rated 23 Nov 2007
80
61st
liza and scorcese...awesome combo!
Rated 28 Feb 2012
40
17th
I'd count myself as a Scorsese fan but this has got to be his worst effort. Endless bickering from annoying characters make this a real slog to get through. The production design and stylistic touches aren't enough to save it.
Rated 10 Dec 2009
57
26th
A deliberately depressing musical. A sadly arrogant failure, awash with brilliance and feeling and no sense of responsibility toward the audience.
Rated 02 Dec 2011
56
12th
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