Zelig

Zelig

100%
  • PG, 1 hr. 24 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Woody Allen
    In Theaters:
    Jul 15, 1983 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 6, 2001
  • Warner Home Video
  • Zelig
    1 minutes 53 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Zelig Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

January 23, 2003
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 5/5

July 25, 2002
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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The comedy tends to the smirk-inducing rather than the laugh-out-loud, and the second half wanders somewhat, but Zelig is a strong contender for Allen's most fascinating film.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

June 24, 2006
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

October 22, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Woody Allen's Zelig (1983) perfected the fake documentary a year before This Is Spinal Tap.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

September 8, 2007
Variety Staff
Variety
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Lampooning documentary tradition by structuring the entire film as a meticulously crafted bogus docu, Woody Allen tackles some serious stuff en route

Full Review Source: Variety

July 7, 2010
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Absurd and fascinating at the same time.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

October 14, 2001
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: B

January 10, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Mildly amusing one-joke move.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

February 24, 2004
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org

Allen is one of the most recognizable, and least protean, performers.... [P]erhaps ... someone else as Zelig ... could have got the idea across without the blandly explicit dialogue and brought more dimensions to the role, besides.

Full Review Source: Blogcritics.org

January 17, 2006
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

March 12, 2004
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a fairly entertaining little movie...for a while, anyway.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 25, 2003
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

| Original Score: 3/5

May 7, 2007
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Hilarious Woody Allen vehicle, a mockumentary with special effects ahead of its time.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 8, 2006
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 4/5

December 16, 2011
Boo Allen
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

Brilliant early film of the woodman shows his creative genius as a filmmaker.

| Original Score: 5/5

July 31, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Clever, but a 20 minute idea stretched to feature length.

| Original Score: 3/5

December 1, 2002
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

| Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2001
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 84/100

December 5, 2001
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Woody Allen's comedy about a self-effacing man, who swiftly changes identities is original, clever, droll, and extremely well shot by ace lenser Gordon Willis.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

July 2, 2005
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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May 20, 2003
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