Hollywood Ending (2002) - Rotten Tomatoes

Hollywood Ending (2002)



Critic Consensus: Although Hollywood Ending contains some zany one-liners, its promising premise is far from developed.

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A film director's last film is a hit in Europe but bombs in America, and he is considered to be past it. However, his girlfriend convinces studio bosses to let him make a film about old-time Hollywood. What the studio doesn't know is that the director is blind. He manages to do the shoot, with the help of his Chinese assistant and, of course, his psychiatrist.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some drug references and sexual material)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Woody Allen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 17, 2002
Box Office: $4.8M
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Lu Yue
as Cameraman
Yu Lu
as Cameraman
Barney Cheng
as Translator
Neal Huff
as Commercial A.D.
Stephanie Roth
as Barbeque Guest
Lu Yu
as Cameraman
Isaac Mizrahi
as Elio Sebastian
Bob Dorian
as Galaxie Executive
Iván Martín
as Galaxie Executive
Gregg Edelman
as Galaxie Executive
Douglas McGrath
as Barbeque Guest
Bill Gerber
as Barbeque Guest
Roxanne Perry
as Barbeque Guest
Barbar Carroll
as Carlyle Pianist
Howard Erskine
as Carlyle Patron
Marian Seldes
as Alexandra
Anthony Arkin
as Audition Reader
Ramsey Faragallah
as Audition Reader
Olivia Hayman
as Balthazar Hostess
Peter Van Wagner
as Man in Balthazar Cou...
Judy Toma
as Woman in Balthazar C...
Jodie Markell
as Andrea Ford
Sarah Polen
as Seder Guest
Amanda Jacobi
as Seder Guest
Steve Hurwitz
as Seder Guest
Ruth Last
as Seder Guest
Steven Hurwitz
as Seder Guest
Joel Eidelsberg
as Seder Guest
Kenneth Edelson
as Eye Doctor
Ted Neustadt
as MRI Doctor
Peter Gerety
as Psychiatrist
Reiko Takahashi
as Movie Extra
Greg Mottola
as Assistant Director
Jeff Mazzola
as Prop Man
Rochelle Oliver
as Script Supervisor
Joe Rigano
as Projectionist
Maurice Sonnenberg
as Banquet Emcee
Mark Webber
as Tony Waxman
Mary Schmidtberger
as Galaxie Executive
Barbara Carroll
as Carlyle Pianist
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Critic Reviews for Hollywood Ending

All Critics (142) | Top Critics (42)

Hollywood Ending has its satirical charms, but it repeats itself remorselessly, and it has no emotional center.

Full Review… | November 17, 2015
New Yorker
Top Critic

The premise may be outrageous, but the film is full of witty lines, delightful scenes and sharp performances.

Full Review… | July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

It lacks critical mass and droops in the middle like a worn-out saddle horse.

June 13, 2002
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Ephemeral, Woody Allen. Only for his fans.

Full Review… | December 24, 2010
Common Sense Media

Filled with laughs and missed potential for lots more, the film leaves us happy but maybe wishing for something bigger.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Com seu habitual humor auto-depreciativo e seu imenso talento para a comédia física, Allen cria um filme divertido, mas que jamais se equipara aos seus grandes trabalhos.

April 25, 2004
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for Hollywood Ending

Sadly ridiculous with probably one of the worst casts Allen has assembled for any of his films.

The Gandiman
Tony Gandía

Super Reviewer

First and last thirds (when Woody's not doing his insultingly unconvincing blind man routine) are actually pretty nice. While I love Debra Messing on "Will & Grace," she's too smart to play dumb.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

I have no idea why this movie is always ranked so low with critics. Sure, the casting of Tea Leoni as the female lead was regrettable, but not a huge deal. Sure, Woody has fallen victim to society's predilections for the two-hour film despite the fact that he is marvelous at stuffing a whole life into 80 minutes of celluloid, but even then it lagged very little. It was laugh-out-loud funny, had a sharp and original plot, and save Tea Leoni was pretty well-casted. In particular the Chinese translator.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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