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November 8, 2018
The Only Living Boy in New York is never able to achieve cohesion among its disparate story lines and suffers from its dedication to showing Thomas as a good guy despite all evidence to the contrary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 19, 2017
This coming-of-age drama by director Marc Webb is watchable only because of Bridges...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 29, 2017
The Only Living Boy in New York focuses on cheating. It doesn't succeed utterly, but its trying hard.
August 23, 2017
"The Only Living Boy in New York" is not nearly as cute as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 23, 2017
The movie traffics in cliché, and will make you resent the following: New York City, dinner parties, cocktail parties, gallery openings, museums, used bookstores, writers, taxicabs, white people, apartments, rain, the entirety of the English language.
August 23, 2017
The Only Living Boy In New York is pretty much dead to me.
September 8, 2017
[Only Living Boy] is a movie about insufferable people who don't even have the courtesy to be interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
July 19, 2018
The Only Living Boy in New York is insufferable in almost every way possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 12, 2017
A poor man's version of a Woody Allen movie with a 88-minute runtime that feels like it lasts for over three hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
October 20, 2017
... there was the possibility of dramatic reach beyond a soundtrack with a Bob Dylan song playing in the background. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 2, 2017
All surface, no substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/20
November 9, 2017
Not even Jeff Bridges' drawl can salvage a line like, "soul cycle is the only soul the city has anymore."
December 4, 2017
The Only Living Boy in New York fails to play with its conventions, deciding to focus solely on the surface, ending with an unoriginal film taking itself much too seriously.
October 16, 2017
The rich, as I suppose they informed us, also cry. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 10, 2017
Thomas laments to his old school neighbor that maybe this boy's young life isn't that interesting. Bridges convinces him otherwise, but we think Thomas got it right the first time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 18, 2017
It's not merely that "The Only Living Boy in New York" is reductive, corny and uninvolving; it's that it tries to be something more profound and enlightened than it actually is.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 18, 2017
Marc Webb's film trundles along... with awkward dinner parties, a wedding and assorted pining.
September 13, 2017
If your film deliberately invites comparison with a classic of American cinema, then you must be extremely confident, or delusional. In this case, the latter is true.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 17, 2017
The major culprit in the picture is screenwriter Allan Loeb (Here Comes the Boom, Collateral Beauty) a once and future Happy Madison gagman who wants nothing more than to be the next Woody Allen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 31, 2017
Only Living Boy in New York can only achieve a faint echo of its inspiration's conflicted resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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