Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Average Rating: 7.2/10
Reviews Counted: 35
Fresh: 25 | Rotten: 10
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Average Rating: 7.8/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 2
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Average Rating: 3.6/5
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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,
Dec 12, 1997 Wide
May 26, 1998
New Line Home Entertainment
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In this nasty, verbose comedy, Woody Allen the director has cast Woody Allen the actor as a foul-mouthed, self-absorbed, sex-obsessed writer.
By turns clever, devestating, bitter and delightful, this challenging piece of work is easily one of Allen's most mature efforts to date.
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.
Certainly a mark above Allen's most recent works--it's refreshing to see an artist spreading his wings this wide.
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.
The lightweight story eventually runs out of gas and stops, but it provides little to take away other than some fleeting humor.
Audience Reviews for Deconstructing Harry
- Burt: Do you care even about the holocaust, or do you think it never happened?
- Harry Block: Not only do I know that we lost 6 million, but the scary thing is that records are made to be broken.
- Harry Block: Between air conditioning and the Pope, I chose air conditioning.
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