75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Burns' movie shows a Woody.esque affection for a certain slice of New York and its denizens (with the angst and neuroses quieted down a notch or two).
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's by far the best cast Burns has assembled -- so much so that, unlike his other films, he doesn't come near dominating it.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Romantic comedies don't have to be profound when they are as appealing as this one.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The film's flaws seem unimportant, and it passes the big test, making you want to find out what happens to these characters, even when what does happen is predictable.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is funny without being hilarious, touching but not tearful, and articulate in the way that Burns is articulate, by nibbling earnestly around an idea as if afraid that the core has seeds.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a veritable Greek chorus of wry therapeutic chatter, the touchy-feely pensées skittering over the stock dualities of adultery and fidelity, lust and devotion, narcissism and intimacy, blah, blah, blah.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Despite a synthetic optimism in the script, the movie's pervasive bleakness is relieved only by some bright performances.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Burns has a hard time finding a central idea, some overall point that isn't borrowed or trite. Or both.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Those who teach public speaking sometimes advocate telling your audience what you're going to tell them, then actually telling them, then telling them what you've told them. Sidewalks reproves this isn't a wise path for movies.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A waterlogged bagel, hardly the valentine to New York it imagines itself to be.
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49 out of 100
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