Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Average Rating: 6.9/10
Reviews Counted: 27
Fresh: 25 | Rotten: 2
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Average Rating: 7.3/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 0
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Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 17,520
There's a real murder and a real mystery in Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery, but these plot pegs are used mainly to allow Allen to explore modern urban relationships. Allen plays a N.Y.C. book editor, Larry Lipton, married to Carol (Diane Keaton, who replaced Mia Farrow at the last minute, for reasons well publicized at the time). Carol is a free spirit, ever willing to try new experiences, but Larry is a wet blanket. When it begins to look like a neighbor has killed his wife, Carol is
Aug 18, 1993 Wide
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Nobody labors quite like Woody Allen to produce a modest entertainment.
A movie inspired by movie escapism. Minor, but surprisingly, almost defiantly upbeat.
Although "Manhattan Murder Mystery" struggles with its own contrivances, it achieves a gentle, nostalgic grace and a hint of un-self-conscious wisdom.
That Woody Allen found time to be remotely funny -- in the midst of his highly publicized legal troubles -- surely merits some kind of professional award.
Happily, these two stir up stardust memories of his earlier, funnier work, instead of the embarrassing voyeurism of "Husbands and Wives."
A minor-league Allen, an amiable romp that, like The Thin Man, tries to blend suspense with marital comedy, not always successfully.
...Woody Allen at his best.
Terrific Woody Allen thrill comedy with the great Keaton co-starring as a plus.
A deft blend of humor and suspence. It's almost as if Allen missed his calling to direct thrillers.
A cute Allen comedy; not one of his classics, but has some inspired moments.
A frequently funny flick that reminds one of the younger, odder Woody Allen.
The Woodman is back and he's in rare form. Manhattan Murder Mystery is Woody Allen's first flat-out comedy in years.
Audience Reviews for Manhattan Murder Mystery
- Larry Lipton: There's nothing wrong with you that can't be cured with a little Prozac and a polo mallet.
- Larry Lipton: Claustrophobia and a dead body: This is the neurotic jackpot.
- Marcia Fox: You're taking me to dinner, right?
- Ted: Right, absolutely! Only we can't sleep together, not tonight.
- Marcia Fox: Why not?
- Ted: Well, because I already slept with Helen Moss once today, and I'm not young and active like I used to be.
- Marcia Fox: You'll do anything to catch a murderer, won't you?
- Ted: Mmm-hmm.
- Carol Lipton: I know. Can you believe this guy in Indiana? Killed twelve victims, dismembered them and ate them.
- Larry Lipton: Really? Well, it's an alternative lifestyle.
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