Analyze This Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 28, 2010
Thanks to three very strong writers...and the willpower of its leads, Analyze This turns out to be an amusing piffle. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film4
August 22, 2008
It all ends in a hail of bullets and profanities -- but the laughs keep coming.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Sometimes very funny, but wears its sudden tone swings and flurries of profanities like a pair of cement shoes...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
It's a one-joke movie, but it's an awfully good joke, told here by experts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Not since Midnight Run has Mr. De Niro been afforded such a perfect opportunity to flex his comedic muscles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
[De Niro and Crystal] would seem to be perfectly cast as this oddest of odd couples, but something has gone wrong with the comic chemistry.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2006
Even though it's only March, Analyze This is going to be the comedy to beat this year - nothing else so far has come close.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The comedy is heavy and the use of the stars lazy and cliched...
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
What De Niro ends up doing is simply burlesquing himself, much as he would do if he were guest-hosting Saturday Night Live.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Robert De Niro gets the best out of his performance as the psychologically- challenged gangster.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
What we learn -- yet again -- is that potentially terrific comedies are often whacked by filmmakers who feel the need to spread a little therapy themselves.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 23, 2003
In Midnight Run (1988), De Niro and Charles Grodin made a wonderful team, but the pair in Analyze This doesn't seem to click in the same way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
A witty, upbeat comedy that is more concerned with making its audience laugh than any other of its cinematic virtues (or lack thereof).
Full Review | Original Score: B
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Nothing new, especially for its stars, but it's good fun nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Unfortunately for every gag that DeNiro and Crystal pull off -- and they do have an effective comedic chemistry -- the script strands them in eddies of frivolity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
You don't go into Analyze This expecting to be surprised; you go into it hoping to be amused. Using that yardstick, the film is a terrific success.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Flaws aside, in the end Analyze This comes across with the goods -- crooked guys and straight-up laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
It makes for an interesting balance of laughs and shoot-outs, but what really makes it fly is the perfect casting of Robert De Niro, the quintessential big screen gangster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 21, 2002
Although this comedy has been getting more praise than it deserves, it is nevertheless a solid, funny comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 15, 2002
The jokes come on like gangbusters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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