Hannah and Her Sisters Reviews

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
January 28, 2015
Brilliant but mature comic-drama about an imperfect family.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
February 10, 2014
The marvel of Hannah and Her Sisters is just how many fully realized characters and relationships Allen is able to weave into the fabric of this extraordinarily well-written film. This script is one to be studied by aspiring filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
February 10, 2014
Perfection is boring, but boring is the very last word to describe Hannah and Her Sisters, which just may be a perfect movie.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
February 10, 2014
Hannah and Her Sisters is structured ingeniously so that seemingly separate stories eventually merge in satisfying ways.
Joe Baltake
Philadelphia Daily News
February 10, 2014
This gifted ensemble works hard to make Hannah and Her Sisters the best movie of the year so far, perhaps the best that Allen has ever made.
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
February 10, 2014
Allen`s ear for the strained marital conversation, the fury of a breakup and the tentativeness of starting a romance is impeccable.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 10, 2014
Hannah and Her Sisters is also filmmaking of consummate skill and emotional range. It encompasses brilliant comedy and almost unbearable poignance -- often in the same scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Philip Kemp
Total Film
February 10, 2014
The film weaves a rich Chekhovian mix, full of wry insights into the fragility of human emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Travers
People Magazine
February 10, 2014
The usual fever of adjectives -- terrific, titanic, transcendent -- sounds puny.
Andrew Collins
Radio Times
February 10, 2014
[A] warm, multi-stranded, near-nepotistic family saga that contains the usual awkward dates, clandestine meetings and failed marriages.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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David Denby
New Yorker
February 10, 2014
Allen weaves together the complex narrative strands with ease, punctuating the many variations on betrayal and love with three festive Thanksgiving dinners.
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
July 30, 2013
...makes me wish Allen would get men out of the picture more often.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 9, 2013
at the very least a conversation starter
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 22, 2011
Caine's performance, so fervent, so agonisingly dedicated, actually gains in force and touching sincerity with the years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
October 14, 2009
The tangled web of relationships is very effectively done, but just as affecting is Allen's portrayal of the city he loves.
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
November 21, 2008
Its plot has the elegant geometry of a Philip Barry play.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 14, 2008
The comedy-drama succeeds as a sharply pointed portrait of sibling rivalry.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 28, 2008
Sharply written and extremely well-acted, Allen's serio-comic ensemble-driven saga about one large neurotic family, a huge artistic and commercial hit at the time, is arguably his last great picture.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
October 10, 2007
Allen's way of setting himself up as a fount of moral wisdom is as insufferable as ever, but at least the preachiness is alleviated by some genuine wit.
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
October 10, 2007
One of Woody's best ever; a highly intelligent and witty comedy with a magical script and perfect portrayls of well rounded characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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