Newlyweeds Synopsis
A match made in stoner heaven turns into an ugly love triangle.
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Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
I’m saying that King has fearlessly forged into unexplored territory — that being the African-American stoner comedy, with an adult...
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83

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
Director Shaka King has made a film of big laughs and big heart that makes one long for one long green detour without pandering to the...
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80

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Debut writer-director Shaka King dramatizes her characters' descent into disarray with disarming intimacy.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
The sights, sounds and sociological quirks of Lyle's and Nina's particular circle of existence are what give Newlyweeds its indie...
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70

The Dissolve

By Andrew Lapin
The movie has a certain dark charm, and often feels like early Spike Lee in its energetic depiction of working-class Bed-Stuy folk.
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63

Slant Magazine

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Going neither in the direction of Reefer Madness nor a Cheech and Chong movie, it's both funny and serious, and its depictions of...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Despite the hard lessons learned, King seems to have a pretty deep appreciation for Lyle and Nina’s drug of choice — and you’ll probably...
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58

The A.V. Club

By Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
At times, it’s surprisingly compelling, thanks to King’s surefooted direction of actors and well-honed formal sense; while the movie’s...
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Newlyweeds, for all its freshness, never really lands. It remains suspended in a haze of secondhand smoke.
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40

Time Out New York

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Newlyweeds looks and sounds primo. Storytelling-wise, however, it’s more than one toke over the line.
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Suprisingly entertaining

By skatze
From the title and what little I read plus the fact that I've never done pot, I wasn't so sure I'd enjoy this film. That said, I was pleasantly surprised. It's a story that kept me intriqued and...

Cinema is back ... And it is high... on art!

By MELCHISHUA
Great and original film. I got high off the trailer...but seriously a very unique and moving story and great cast. Go see this one!...

funny as s moths...

By dianacabiness
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Rated R | For for drug use throughout, pervasive language, some sexual references.