Anything Else Reviews

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
September 18, 2003
The movie only comes alive as a hostile critique of psychoanalysis.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 23, 2003
But instead of ringing new changes on these themes, he just repeats them off-kilter. The result is like a fax of an oil painting.
| Original Score: C
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
September 19, 2003
If Allen feels compelled to continue with his time-honored bundle of tics, New Yorkerisms and sexual insecurities, at least he's trying to pass it on to another generation rather than carry the torch all the way to the nursing home.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James Rocchi
Netflix
September 19, 2003
Woody Allen's standard tale of love and neurosis in Manhattan may have new faces in the cast, but it's the same old story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dan Callahan
ToxicUniverse.com
September 20, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 26, 2003
Woody Allen's Anything Else is what his Annie Hall would have been if he had cast less-talented actors in it and dragged it out for an extra 15 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
September 24, 2003
Woody Allen re-shoots "Annie Hall" scene for scene except this time he does not obscure his bitterness toward women.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
September 19, 2003
Two Woody Allens, two kvetching, whining, neurotic incompetents bungling their lives, being taken advantage of, furiously resenting the universe, which will not notice them until it decides to kill them . . . that's one too many Woody Allens.
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
September 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 19, 2009
"Anything Else" represents low ebb for the comic filmmaker famous for transmuting the work of Ingmar Bergman into New York centric comedies full of neurosis based humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 27, 2003
I didn't laugh once.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
September 27, 2003
Anything Else dangerously embraces the vibes of mediocrity and that's a crying shame for an artist so capably adventurous as Allen once was in his heyday of potent hilarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 19, 2003
Sealing himself in bitterness, Allen treats his audience like parasites.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
September 17, 2003
Biggs may have the comically compulsive anxiety thing down pat, but he just doesn't have the screen presence to make it compelling - especially when breaking the fourth wall to talk to the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
September 18, 2003
If life is truly like "anything else" as a wise cab driver says in the movie, then surely there has to be more to life than sitting through another disappointing Woody Allen vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
September 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/10
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 5, 2004
Seria ótimo se Allen passasse a dedicar mais tempo ao desenvolvimento de suas idéias. É melhor ver um bom filme a cada dois ou três anos do que sofrer uma decepção todo ano.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 16, 2004
The script is quite entertaining as it plays with the idea of writing and artistic creation. But the plot itself is mildly annoying and seriously dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 17, 2003
With every recycled piece of business -- which is to say, every scene in Anything Else -- the distance widens between Allen and the elusive audience he pessimistically chases.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Mike Clark
USA Today
September 18, 2003
Brutally overlong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jesse Hassenger
PopMatters
September 27, 2003
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
July 29, 2006
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
September 26, 2003
What would Freud say?
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
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David Ansen
Newsweek
November 1, 2007

Film4
September 9, 2003

Baltimore Sun
September 20, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 20, 2003

Boston Phoenix
September 28, 2003
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Denver Post
December 27, 2003

ComingSoon.net
February 7, 2004
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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