New York Stories
New York Stories (1989)

The omnibus film New York Stories is the product of three powerhouse filmmakers. The film is divided into three stories, each exploring a different aspect of life in the Big Apple. Life Lessons, directed by Martin Scorcese, is a… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 10, 1989
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2003
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Whether it happened by chance or design, the sketches have more than just New York in common: all three have something to do with middle age, as well as with romantic relationships.

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Allen's contribution is the only one that can be counted as a genuine success.

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Sarah Boslaugh

Oedipus a real gift to people who want to see a quintessential Woody Allen movie but only have 40 minutes to spare.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Only Woody Allen seems to have understood what is possible in a featurette.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

New York Stories consists of three films, one good, one bad, one disappointing.

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Jack Garner
Gannett News Service

Each film in New York Stories is a worthy addition to the impressive range of work created by three great directors.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

It's still too early to tell whether the cheering New York Stories will be a box-office hit, but one can hope.

Joe Brown
Washington Post

A novel and fascinating foray into highly stylized, highly personal filmmaking.

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TV Guide

All three films are in different ways concerned with how love affects their central characters, and all three are predictably stylish.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
New York Stories have two good tales: Life Lessons by Scorsese and Oedipus Wrecks by Allen. But Coppola's Life Without Zoe, it's terrible, boring and… More
Tim Sigur
Scorcese's is priceless. I didn't even watch the other two.
Jennifer Xu
None of these stories are really BAD per se; just really badly filmed and very nineties lighting. Woody Allen's segment was okay funny, Scorsese's… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Scorsese's segment is the best, great story, cinematography and acting. Allen's one is pretty charming and funny, but Coppola knocks down the show… More
Ken Stachnik
One again everything Sofia Coppola touches turns to shit. Tucked in between Scorsese's comment on art and Allen's delightful matriphobia comedy is… More
Leigh Ryan
Not being a Woody Allen fan, this movie wasn't all that bad. It kept my interest all the way through and that is a miracle in itself.