Husbands and Wives Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B

March 23, 2009
Smart, sensitive and packed with quality performances.
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Todd McCarthy
March 23, 2009
In all respects, this is a full meal, as it deals with the things of life with intelligence, truthful drama and rueful humor.
Mark Honigsbaum
Empire Magazine
March 23, 2009
Excellent performances from Pollack and Davis in particular, make this one of Woody's finest of the 90s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 23, 2009
Allen's conception of character is as banal and shallow as ever, but the lively performances of some of his actors and the novelty of the film's style make this more watchable than many of his features.
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David Ansen
October 18, 2008
It doesn't suffer from the compulsive tidiness of some of Allen's later movies -- the juices are flowing, the hysteria is closer to the surface -- and in this looser, more volatile atmosphere his extraordinary cast gets to soar.
Cole Smithey
November 23, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
September 24, 2007
This last waltz between America's most prestigious film couple has a tone of muted regret, not confession or sensationalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
July 3, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
October 26, 2006
Too bad that the Allen-Farrow scandal erupted before this movie for it's one of Allen's best serio comedies with wonderful performances (particularly Judy Davis), but questions of life imitating art or art imitating life are inevitable while watching it
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Christopher Null
May 6, 2006
Bleak yet strangely compelling look at modern romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
With excellent performances (Davis and Pollack in particular), it's his finest film since Hannah and Her Sisters.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 8, 2004
One of [Woody Allen's] greatest films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 20, 2003
Allen in moderately experimental mode. Good, but not one of his best.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
November 13, 2003
The acting is top notch.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
This is one of Woody Allen's best films to date, combining some of his finest serious writing about relationships, in the style of Hannah and her Sisters, with humor that's all the more effective thanks to its dark, edgy context.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives is a very fine, sometimes brutal comedy about a small group of contemporary New Yorkers.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
Woody Allen's latest movie, Husbands and Wives, is one of his best films and is a fascinating look at the breakup of two people.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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