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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Each time Something New touches on something controversial, it quickly retreats to some silliness. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The story's presentation is easy to take. And lot of this is because of Lathan, who is funny by not trying to be. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Kenya and Bryan are both victims of racism and also guilty of it. But the colorful mosaic of their courtship is no downer like "Crash," but rather an upbeat account of expanding social and romantic possibilities in a world where women wear the suits and men speak the language of flowers. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A satisfying chick flick that follows all the usual rules of the modern romantic comedy except one - it's not stupid. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    A keenly observed urban romantic comedy. show more

  • 100
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    First-time feature director Sanaa Hamri's virtually perfect romantic comedy is a marvelous mix of brains and heart that confronts serious questions about race and dating with sensitivity, humor and enormous sex appeal. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Something New delivers all the usual pleasures of a love story, and something more. The movie respects its subject and characters, and is more complex about race than we could possibly expect. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Thanks to Hamri's light touch and the considerable chemistry between Lathan and Baker, it's easy to forgive these missteps--leaving the film plenty of goodwill to spare. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    Irresistibly warm and surprisingly realistic. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The film is not riotous, but it is sporadically amusing. show more

  • June 29, 2009 gmfuhlman
    Report This User

    I really loved this movie in fact I have it on DVD. I love the music and the cast. This is one of his best movie so far.

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