• R, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Harold Ramis
    In Theaters:
    Mar 5, 1999 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 17, 1999
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

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Analyze This Reviews

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John M

Super Reviewer

May 11, 2008
Billy Crystal and Rober DeNiro shine in this great comedy.
cosmo313
cosmo313

Super Reviewer

June 9, 2006
In January of 1999, The Sopranos made its TV debut, and it was a revelation to see a show that not only featured a mafia figure undergoing psychiatric therapy, but took it seriously. Then, just two months later, Harold Ramis directed this comedy that took that same concept, but turned it into a smart, and sharp witty comedy.

On the verge of a major mafia summit, kingpin Paul Vitti finds himself suffering panic attacks and going through a serious meltdown...all on the verge of a major meeting of the country's crime bosses. Desperate for help, he gets his main man Jelly to help him out. Coincidentally, Jelly had a run in with Dr. Ben Sobel, a psychiatrist whose practice isn't really going anywhere, who also happens to have his mind on his impending marriage.

Well, whether Sobel likes it or not, Vitti seeks him out, and, impressed, basically forces Sobel to take him on as his primary client. Surprisingly, some progress is made, but of course, things don't go all that smoothly, and the results are hilarious.

Okay, so the film isn't a masterpiece of comedy, but the writing is sharp enough, the concept is fun, if not all that original, and yeah, it is pretty funny. I think what makes the film work the most are the performances. De Niro has type casted himself in comedic roles for continually recycling the schtick of poking fun at his tough guy persona (like he does here), but what really sells it is that he plays the role straight, and his reactions to all the absurd farce are where the laughs come from, instead of being painfully forced. Crystal is wonderful, as has great chemistry with all the tough guy actors, and it's fun to see him gets stuck in all these nutty situations.

Some of the jokes are well played, despite being obvious, but hey, the film does deal with the material a lot more intelligently than the majority of the National Lampoon's output or those countless spoof movies like Epic Movie.

All in all, this makes for a pretty enjoyable movie. It's funny, has a great concept, decent execution, and features fun performances from a solid cast. Give this one a go.
Lucas M

Super Reviewer

July 28, 2012
Crystal and De Niro make a very funny duo and become an unique satira of Mafia films.
TheDudeLebowski65
TheDudeLebowski65

Super Reviewer

June 23, 2012
Analyze This is a great comedy from director Harold Ramis. Brilliantly acted with a good plot, Analyze This is a unique comedy that is very funny and Robert De Niro lampoons perfectly his previous gangster roles in this film. The films cast keeps involved and every actor gives a great performance. The jokes were great, and it's just funny to see De Niro in his role. I like these types of comedies that have a smart overtone mixed with the humor. Harold Ramis succeeds at doing that very well. This is one of his most original films, and for viewers looking for a different type of comedy, this film is for you. This is just a great film to watch if you want good comedic delivery. Unfortunately they made an awful sequel that was completely unnecessary, but if you only stick with this film, you shouldn't be disappointed. This a great film worth watching, even if the sequel is bad. Avoid the sequel, but watch this one. Harold Ramis delivers a great film that is smart, witty, well crafted and memorable. If you love a comedic take on a mafia boss, this is that film to watch and is far better than Mafia! This was a different type of film for De Niro and he pulled off beautifully. Ramis directs a great film that is almost perfect and he makes a must see comedy with a great cast of varied talent that pull off something special on-screen. Analyze This is definitely a must see comedy that Ramis fans will surely enjoy. Robert De Niro's performance alone makes this a film worth seeing.
Lady D

Super Reviewer

July 27, 2006
Quite a funny take on the pre Soprannos Crime boss in need of therapy, which allowed De Niro a familiar genre to provide the comical slant. An enjoyable performance from Billy Crystal. The first half is definitely better than the second, but it's still worth a watch.
blkbomb
blkbomb

Super Reviewer

August 7, 2011
Dr. Ben Sobel: What is my goal here, to make you a happy, well-adjusted gangster? 

"New York's most powerful gangster is about to get in touch with his feelings"

Analyze This is a mob-comedy done right. It is an excellent spoof of gangster films, with two great and funny performances from Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal. The supporting cast is very recognizable. You may not know all of their names, but odds are you've seen most of them in a mob movie before. The premise itself is good and the execution is hilarious.

The movie centers around a mob boss who is having anxiety attacks. Because of this problem he enlists the help of a psychiatrist. At first the shrink is a little skeptical about being around a gangster, but over time... well you know. For a genre(mob-comedy) that has a lot of terrible movies, Analyze This stands high, high above the rest. 

There are a few scenes that are truly beyond hilarious and for the most part the whole movie was funny. You can't really beat De Niro spoofing his own roles from the past. The film has a lot of references to other mob movies like The Godfather. Everything about the movie works well together and really makes for an enjoyable experience.
Apeneck F

Super Reviewer

July 19, 2007
old formula for buddy movies: "we don't want to be buddies, but we have to be, and damn it if we're not startin' to like it!" likable leads carry this off, but watch for joe viterelli as a charming second banana to add glue to the works.
Richard C

Super Reviewer

July 23, 2010
C+
Dean !

Super Reviewer

December 31, 2006
A good fun adult comedy about a mafia boss suffering from panic attacks! It has some very funny scenes and kinda spoofs mafia films as well. Well worth watching.
ScoopOnline
ScoopOnline

Super Reviewer

December 13, 2009
This cause me very bad headache but I think because of the LOL s moments. And the sequel too.
Conner R

Super Reviewer

November 19, 2009
A nice team up of Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal, but it is no classic. The film rests upon the performances and has a very basic plot without any depth. The filming style is nothing special and has no personality. It is a shallow attempt to capitalize on two big movie stars.
Anthony L

Super Reviewer

September 25, 2009
I didn't find it that funny.
FiLmCrAzY
FiLmCrAzY

Super Reviewer

September 9, 2007
Being the first one this is brilliant i love it i really do love these movies robert de niro is brilliant and i love billy crystal as well i love these movies and they really are hilarious
movieguru12
movieguru12

Super Reviewer

February 24, 2008
Loved it. Loved the humor of De Niro, and Crystal!!!
Rachel F

Super Reviewer

January 21, 2008
Funny movie with the wonderful Robert De Niro
puffchunk
puffchunk

Super Reviewer

September 28, 2007
so dumb.
Red L

Super Reviewer

May 10, 2007
overall it's breezy fun
Jason S

Super Reviewer

December 28, 2006
eh
Leigh R

Super Reviewer

June 13, 2006
It was okay.
Stuart B

Super Reviewer

October 6, 2006
Nice acting with a weak script
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