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Radio Days Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 21, 2014
[A] ridiculously entertaining nostalgia exercise...Radio Days emerged from a highly fertile period for [Woody] Allen, and the film bubbles with creativity and Allen hallmarks. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
August 27, 2010
Vastly entertaining and in moments even magical, Radio Days is a warmly nostalgic but decidedly unsentimental portrait of Wood Allen's childhood in WWII, when radio was the primary medium of communication.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 25, 2009
It's a wonderfully realized film, one of Woody's best, that has slipped under the radar.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Although lacking the bite and depth of his best work, Radio Days is one of Woody Allen's most purely entertaining pictures.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 25, 2007
A perfect mixture of laughs and heartbreak, it's one of the ones I can see over and over again.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 3, 2006
Another Woody Allen's "Amarcord" - warm, rueful, poignant and hilarious.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's a great idea for a movie, but Allen fatally opts for a Fellini: Amarcord approach of formless narrative, larger-than-life coincidence, and rambling ruminations on what times there used to be.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 10, 2003
Affectionately eavesdrops on the past and gives everyone a wonderful opportunity to re-imagine what it was like when this communications medium was king.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 4, 2002
For my money, this is the best of Allen's films in which he does not himself appear
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
November 27, 2001
Opens with one hell of a set piece but it's all downhill from there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 29, 2001
...a sweet, lighthearted, nostalgic look back at an era before the tube.
| Original Score: 8/10
Christopher Null
October 17, 2001
A nice respite from some of Allen's more daunting think pieces
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
You peel and peel away at it only to find, in the end, nothing.
Top Critic
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Childhood anecdotes and charming vignettes are set against bright-light, big-city sets, a-dazzle with beautiful players.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
"Radio Days" is so ambitious and so audacious that it almost defies description.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Smithey
December 2, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
October 15, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 15, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 29, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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