Anything Else Reviews

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James Verniere
Boston Herald
July 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Apollo Guide
May 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
July 30, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 5, 2004
A return to form for Woody Allen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 10, 2003
Part of the appeal is that the creep-out factor has been excised -- namely, Allen's tendency to cast himself as elderly nebbishes who prove to be irresistible to young women.
| Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 9, 2003
Filled with the sort of sharp, dirty laughs and biting observations on life, love and sex for which the director, in his youth, was once fearlessly known.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
October 8, 2003
Unlike the wan doodles Woody's been cranking out for the past few years, this dark, often hilarious cacophony boasts a mile-wide ugly streak I found immensely satisfying.
Josh Gilchrist
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 5, 2003
Displaying what is both good and bad about Allen, Anything Else has enough laugh out loud moments to make it worthwhile.
| Original Score: 3/4
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
October 3, 2003
Largely joyless in it's apathetic birds-eye view of shotgun romance.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
October 3, 2003
Far more vital than Allen's last few pictures, Anything Else should serve as lifesaving tourniquet; It's no cure for wounded fans but it'll stop the bleeding.
October 1, 2003
Ricci is perfectly cast, and seems to relish her character's blend of cruelty and cluelessness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
September 26, 2003
Easily the most enjoyable Allen flick since Everyone Says I Love You, and on a par with his 1970s and early 1980s work.
| Original Score: 4/5
Brett Buckalew
FilmStew.com
September 25, 2003
While no one will mistake Anything Else as being worthy of comparison to Allen's best work, it's refreshing to see the bespectacled genius lay his cards out on the table once again.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 25, 2003
Like many recent Woody Allen movies, this one is all about the dialogue and one-liners
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 25, 2003
Woody Allen's ANYTHING ELSE is mildly amusing, but that still makes it the best film he has made in a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 25, 2003
Seems like Woody Allen is passing the baton to the "American Pie" kid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 23, 2003
Will Allen come out the other side and find the gentle, romantic side of life once more? Anything Else gives us a bit of hope; but we're not quite there yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 23, 2003
Lightweight and pleasant, the film is a blizzard of airy persiflage, expertly purveyed by the usual array of fine actors eager to bite into Allen's dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 23, 2003
That Woody Allen is still making movies about the subjects that appeal to him and still doing them in much the same manner he has for 30 years is enough to make Anything Else cause for celebration.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Ansen
Newsweek
November 1, 2007
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Leonard Maltin's Picks
July 29, 2006
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004

ComingSoon.net
February 7, 2004
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Denver Post
December 27, 2003

Boston Phoenix
September 28, 2003
Jesse Hassenger
PopMatters
September 27, 2003
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
September 26, 2003
What would Freud say?
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 20, 2003

Baltimore Sun
September 20, 2003

Film4
September 9, 2003
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