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.
| Original Score: 4/4
Perfection is boring, but boring is the very last word to describe Hannah and Her Sisters, which just may be a perfect movie.
Hannah and Her Sisters is structured ingeniously so that seemingly separate stories eventually merge in satisfying ways.
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.
Allen`s ear for the strained marital conversation, the fury of a breakup and the tentativeness of starting a romance is impeccable.
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.
The film weaves a rich Chekhovian mix, full of wry insights into the fragility of human emotions.
| Original Score: 5/5
The usual fever of adjectives -- terrific, titanic, transcendent -- sounds puny.
[A] warm, multi-stranded, near-nepotistic family saga that contains the usual awkward dates, clandestine meetings and failed marriages.
Allen weaves together the complex narrative strands with ease, punctuating the many variations on betrayal and love with three festive Thanksgiving dinners.
...makes me wish Allen would get men out of the picture more often.
| Original Score: 3/4
Caine's performance, so fervent, so agonisingly dedicated, actually gains in force and touching sincerity with the years.
| Original Score: 4/5
The tangled web of relationships is very effectively done, but just as affecting is Allen's portrayal of the city he loves.
| Original Score: 74/100
Its plot has the elegant geometry of a Philip Barry play.
The comedy-drama succeeds as a sharply pointed portrait of sibling rivalry.
| Original Score: A-
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.
| Original Score: A
Hannah is the New York of competitive living and, as such, it's as true a city portrait as they come.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
One of Woody's best ever; a highly intelligent and witty comedy with a magical script and perfect portrayls of well rounded characters.