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Husbands and Wives Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 23, 2009
In all respects, this is a full meal, as it deals with the things of life with intelligence, truthful drama and rueful humor.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 23, 2009
Allen's conception of character is as banal and shallow as ever, but the lively performances of some of his actors and the novelty of the film's style make this more watchable than many of his features.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
October 18, 2008
It doesn't suffer from the compulsive tidiness of some of Allen's later movies -- the juices are flowing, the hysteria is closer to the surface -- and in this looser, more volatile atmosphere his extraordinary cast gets to soar.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
With excellent performances (Davis and Pollack in particular), it's his finest film since Hannah and Her Sisters.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives is a very fine, sometimes brutal comedy about a small group of contemporary New Yorkers.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Husbands and Wives is a defining film for these emotionally embattled times; it's classic Woody Allen.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
What Husbands and Wives argues is that many "rational" relationships are actually not as durable as they seem, because somewhere inside every person is a child crying me! me! me!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Allen, the schlemiel, has humiliated himself and hurt his family, disillusioned his fans and become a case in point for the GOP, but he has also hit upon an issue that is universally applicable.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
With its relationship angst and Lolita temptations, Husbands and Wives hits embarrassingly close to Allen's home. But it also hits its comic target.
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Entertainment Weekly
October 18, 1992
Full Review | Original Score: B