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Deconstructing Harry (1997)

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71

Average Rating: 7.8/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 2

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Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 21,698

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Woody Allen wrote, directed, and stars in this very dark comedy about a novelist, Harry Block, who says with admirable honesty, "I'm a guy who can't function well in life, but I can in art." So far, Harry has made his way through six psychiatrists and three marriages (one, conveniently enough, with one of his psychiatrists), and he has precious few friends whom he hasn't alienated or betrayed. Harry uses the chaos of his life as fodder for his writing, angering his friends, lovers, and family,

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Comedy

Woody Allen

May 26, 1998

New Line Home Entertainment

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All Critics (56) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (10) | DVD (7)

In this nasty, verbose comedy, Woody Allen the director has cast Woody Allen the actor as a foul-mouthed, self-absorbed, sex-obsessed writer.

April 6, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Too bad it is difficult to really care about what is going on since such a thoroughly unpleasant character is at the center.

March 31, 2009 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Comments (2)
TheMovieReport.com

Woody Allen's most foul-mouthed effort to date . . .

January 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Gurus

A slightly unpleasant and shocking film.

January 17, 2003 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

By turns clever, devestating, bitter and delightful, this challenging piece of work is easily one of Allen's most mature efforts to date.

June 23, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Woody Allen não é só um cineasta de extrema cultura e de um timing cômico irrepreensível. Ele é, antes de tudo, um dos mais talentosos roteiristas que o Cinema já produziu.

May 31, 2002 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

La historia es maravillosa.

August 31, 2001 Full Review Source: Cinenganos
Cinenganos

Certainly a mark above Allen's most recent works--it's refreshing to see an artist spreading his wings this wide.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Witnessing Elisabeth Shue kissing Woody Allen full on the mouth in excruciating close-up is about as hard to watch as the wood-chipping scene in Fargo.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
rec.arts.movies.reviews

The lightweight story eventually runs out of gas and stops, but it provides little to take away other than some fleeting humor.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

The film is worth seeing only for Woody's acerbic one-liners.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Deconstructing Harry

One of the director's darkest, the funny Deconstructing Harry has an incredible script (by Woody Allen, of course) and, as it's customary with his films (and more so with his comedies), an incredible cast. Allen, Hazelle Goodman, Caroline Aaron, Judy Davis and Eric Lloyd stand out in an ensemble that also features Stanley Tucci, Demi Moore, Tobey Maguire, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Billy Crystal and Kirstie Alley.
June 26, 2011
Harry Block has written a best seller... bout his best friends... he revealed their deepest secrets... and they're not pleased... now Harry Block is going to Hell...
December 17, 2009
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Wahida K

Super Reviewer

The poorly balanced pedantry and disjointedness of this Woody Allen work can be pretty annoying; but some funny bits can compensate that.
September 12, 2008
pier007

Super Reviewer

Woody's blend of nihilist, fatalistic, atheistic philosophies is my life.
April 12, 2008
aliceinpunderland

Super Reviewer

    1. Burt: Do you care even about the holocaust, or do you think it never happened?
    2. Harry Block: Not only do I know that we lost 6 million, but the scary thing is that records are made to be broken.
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
    1. Harry Block: Between air conditioning and the Pope, I chose air conditioning.
    – Submitted by Brigita S (2 years ago)
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