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Based on 32 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
A gentle, traditional (like, from the last century) romantic comedy.
The first Hollywood feature from Danish filmmaker Jonas Elmer, New in Town is so choppy that it would seem to have been edited with a pickax.
It has a certain Midwestern charm that settles calmly in the stomach, making the viewer feel warm, comfortable, and quick to smile.
Zellweger takes an otherwise passable mainstream comedy and all but ruins it with her lack of effort.
Do you like this sort of rom-com? It's a fair example of its type, not good, but competent.
There's no chemistry between Zellweger and Connick, and there's not a moment in which anything anyone does feels remotely plausible.
The Hollywood Reporter
Strictly old hat -- and a poorly assembled hat at that.
This crap is supposed to be the chick flick antidote to Super Bowl fever. Ha!
To say that New in Town is the worst movie of this fledgling year is to damn it with faint praise. It may be one of the worst movies of any year. Not content to be merely inane and predictable, it is downright insulting, humorlessly deriding those who choose to live in rural America, labor in factories or have a strong Christian faith.
A romantic comedy that's neither romantic nor funny.
Wall Street Journal
It's unfunny at best and borderline-amateur at worst, notwithstanding the desperate efforts of Renée Zellweger.

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