Analyze That (2002) - Rotten Tomatoes

Analyze That (2002)



Critic Consensus: The one joke premise is stretched a bit thin in this messy sequel, but a few laughs can be had here and there.

Movie Info

Everyone's favorite neurotic mafia boss (with the possible exception of Tony Soprano) is out of prison and back on the couch in this sequel to the hit comedy Analyze This. Ever since he ended up behind bars, mob leader Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro) has been in sad shape, alternately weeping like a child and singing favorite tunes from West Side Story. Fearful of his emotional stability, prison officials release Vitti into the custody of his psychiatrist, Dr. Ben Sobel (Billy Crystal), but this is far more responsibility than Sobel wants -- he's having troubles with his family after the recent death of his father, also an analyst, and has been overworked since taking over his late father's practice. Sobel becomes even more exasperated when he learns Vitti will be moving into his home, which is especially upsetting for Sobel's wife, Laura (Lisa Kudrow). As Sobel tries to get to the root of Vitti's problems -- which are very much real, even if he was faking his symptoms behind bars -- he tries to help Vitti find a straight job, which is hardly easy for a man of his temperament. And adding to all this confusion, several members of Vitti's old crew are after him, determined to insure that he doesn't pass along any incriminating information. Analyze That also features Cathy Moriarty-Gentile, Joseph Viterelli, and baseball legend Yogi Berra.more
Rating: R (for language and some sexual content)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Harold Ramis, Peter Steinfeld, Peter Tolan
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 13, 2003
Box Office: $32.1M
Warner Bros. - Official Site


Robert De Niro
as Paul Vitti
Billy Crystal
as Ben Sobel
Lisa Kudrow
as Laura MacNamara Sobe...
Cathy Moriarty
as Patti LoPresti
Anthony LaPaglia
as Anthony Bella
Joseph Bono
as Wiseguy
William DeMeo
as Al Pacino
Pat Cooper
as Masiello
Reg Rogers
as Raoul Berman
John Finn
as Richard Chapin
Kyle Sabihy
as Michael Sobel
Callie Thorne
as Agent Cerrone
Frank Gio
as Lou Rigazzi
Vincent Pastore
as `Little Caesar' Mobs...
James Biberi
as Agent Miller
Firdous Bamji
as Dr. Kassam
Rebecca Schull
as Ben's Mother
Slyvia Kauders
as Anut Esther
Kendall Pettygrove
as Brunch Guest No. 1
Bea Super
as Brunch Guest No. 2
Raymond Franza
as Eddie DeVol
Stephen Kampmann
as Mr. Macinerny
Susie Gilder Hayes
as Mrs. Macinerny
Tom Papa
as Boyfriend
Sunny Chae
as Fiance
Sal Cecere
as 20 Minute Man
Richard Brennan
as Steakhouse Patron
Joe Torre
as Himself
Paul Herman
as Joey Boots
Seth Isler
as Businessman
Anita Durst
as Raoul's Girlfriend
Joseph D'Onofrio
as Rigazzi Gunman
David Salerno
as Rigazzi Soldier
Frank Aquilino
as Eddie `Cokes'
Chris Tardio
as Enormous Bobby
John F. Gooding
as Prison Guard
Scotty Dillin
as Prison Guard
Joe Columbo
as LoPresti Soldier
Angelo Natoli
as LoPresti Soldier
Anthony Krosinski
as LoPresti Soldier
Nick Massi Jr.
as LoPresti Soldier
Frank Bonsangue
as LoPresti Soldier
Ralph Cefarello
as LoPresti Soldier
Joseph Marzella
as Vitti Crew
Phil Campanella
as Vitti Crew
Louis Fattell
as Vitti Crew
Michael Zotto
as Vitti Crew
Tony Vitucci
as Vitti Crew
Paul John Cicero
as Vitti Crew
Gene Di Silvio
as Vitti Crew
Rino Vitucci
as Vitti Crew
Richard Maldone
as Rigazzi Driver
Leif Riddell
as Little Caesar Soundm...
Suzanne Herrington
as Drive-thru Bank Tell...
Michael Jannetta
as Lieutenant
Robert Cea
as Captain
Annika Pergament
as Newscaster
Bart Tangredi
as Vitti Father
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Critic Reviews for Analyze That

All Critics (167) | Top Critics (39)

Amusing mob comedy for older teens only.

Full Review… | December 21, 2010
Common Sense Media

More than any other Robert De Niro film, invites the speculation that the once-revered actor has become the gimmicky comic screenwriter's whipping boy. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | May 28, 2010
Groucho Reviews

The end credit outtake reel feels like a desperate bid to rescue the dud ending and make the moviegoers leave with a smile.

Full Review… | January 31, 2009

No longer has the elements of surprise and novelty in its favor.

Full Review… | July 23, 2007

A marginally diverting, fun way to spend a couple of hours, and you even get to hear De Niro and Crystal duet on tunes from 'West Side Story.'

Full Review… | October 14, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Aren't we all just a little tired of De Niro's clownish schtick and Crystal as his nattering sidekick?

Full Review… | June 23, 2004

Audience Reviews for Analyze That


This sequel to Analyze This is, for the most part ,a retread of the first film.

Picking up from the last one, mobster Paul Vitti's stay in prison hasn't been an easy one. Afraid of how his mental state will affect him and the other inmates, the prison officials decide that maybe the best thing to do would be to release Vitti into the custody of his psychiatrist Dr. Ben Sobel, who has his own issues to deal with, namely struggling to cope with his father's death, and added pressure to take over his father's own psychiatry business. On top of all this, Vitti tries to 'go straight', but Sobel (and the FBI) suspect that he's really just using that as a cover as he goes back to his old life.

I'm not sure if this was really totally necessary, but I wouldn't say it's completely pointless either. They at least try to build on the story, and the scenes of Paul trying to have a regular job are pretty funny, but, by and large, they don't do enough to push things forward, and this ends up being just a rinse and repeat of the first film, only not as funny, clever, or interesting.

It does have its moments, but overall I was not really engaged here. Sometimes the performers seem like they're trying, but it mostly just comes off as a cash in, devoid of heart and soul. It is nice seeing Cathy Moriarty and De Niro share the screen once more, although I knew to not expect their pairing here to have the same impact that it did in Raging Bull.

See it if you want, but it's honestly okay if you don't.

Chris Weber

Super Reviewer


Not so good like the first, Analyze That still bring laughs and a odd, but nice chemistry between the protagonists.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Sequel to the very funny comedy, Analyze This is an awful failure in terms of delivering more laughs that the first one did so well. This film has a very poor script, and story that doesn't do anything to make you laugh. The first film had plenty of laughs to keep you entertained, but this one relies on the same old, same old to deliver its humor. The result is a misfire that is pointless and is a waste of time to watch. The film's plot lacks any originality and though it has a good cast, the film can't be saved and it becomes one of the worst comedic sequels that I've seen. This film simply wasn't funny and it missed the mark on so many occasions. Also, this sequel proves that some comedies don't need sequels, and they're better as a standalone film. Only one sequel comes to mind when I think of something worse, and that's The Hangover Part 2. Analyze That is not worth your time, if you love the first film, skip this film, it's bad. The problem with this film is that I found it similar in part to the first film, and it doesn't do anything original with its plot. This is a poorly constructed film, one that doesn't payoff and is almost free. Not even a great cast like this could save this tiresome, awful film. Harold Ramis has directed some fine comedies in the past, but with Analyze That, he makes one of his worst directorial outings. The first film was so great, funny, witty and original. This sequel is just uninspired trash that doesn't work and it misses the mark on so many occasions. Not worth your time.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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