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'Welcome to New York': EW review

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Nicole Rivelli

Welcome to New York

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
108 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/27/15
performer:
Jacqueline Bisset, Gerard Depardieu
director:
Abel Ferrara
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C-

In Bad Lieutenant director Abel Ferrara’s latest, Gérard Depardieu stars as a loathsome, sex-addicted French diplomat—an obvious facsimile of Dominique Strauss-Kahn—who lands in jail for sexually assaulting a hotel maid. It can be compelling to watch Depardieu’s character go from treating women like objects to being roughed up by prison security himself. But the film, which sparked enough controversy that French theaters refused to pick it up, spends too much time bogged down in its more decadent scenes to spark any new insights. C–