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Analyze That Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
October 18, 2008
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 9, 2002
I can analyze this movie in three words: Thumbs Friggin' Down.
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
December 6, 2002
thin, flat and largely forgettable, as De Niro and Crystal trudge through with all the enthusiasm of John Madden at a salad bar.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
December 6, 2002
An offer we can most definitely refuse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
December 6, 2002
Feels unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
December 6, 2002
Where the first movie struck just the right tone, blending anxiety attacks with machine-gun attacks to come up with a comic La Cosa Neurosis, this picture consistently goes too far in all directions.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 6, 2002
Audiences who loved Analyze This may have to see the new movie to believe just how empty it is. What they'll find is a profound difference between This and That.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
December 6, 2002
Plays like the sort of phone-it-in sequel that's patched together mainly to further enrich the people who made the original.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
December 6, 2002
Little more than a mildly amusing retread.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
December 6, 2002
Your response to its new sequel, Analyze That, may hinge on what you thought of the first film.
| Original Score: B
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
December 6, 2002
Although the level of the comedy declines as the movie proceeds, there's no denying the fun of watching De Niro and Crystal having fun.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
December 6, 2002
Just a collection of this and that -- whatever fills time -- with no unified whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 6, 2002
What we get in Analyze That are several talented actors delivering their familiar screen personas in the service of an idiotic plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 6, 2002
Some of this might fly if there were a script, any script, but under the direction of Harold Ramis, the supporting cast mills about aimlessly while the two stars shoot potty-mouth improvisations at each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
December 6, 2002
Wasting Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal's talent and too much of our time.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 6, 2002
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
December 6, 2002
While Analyze That can't re-create the freshness of the first film, writers Peter Tolan, Peter Steinfeld and director Harold Ramis ... have come up with a couple of bits that may inspire you to snort-laugh, though you'll feel guilty about it later.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
December 6, 2002
Patient suffers from serious delusions of humour and a desire to cash in on previously successful strategies.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
December 6, 2002
Dull and awful.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 6, 2002
A loose-jointed series of skits, laced with running jokes that poke mild fun at mob movie clichés and therapeutic psychobabble.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
December 6, 2002
From Analyze This to Analyze That sounds like a small jump -- a mere word -- but the comedy has slipped more than a notch since the 1999 original.
| Original Score: C
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 6, 2002
It's sad to think this shapeless, sloppy, badly paced mess was directed by Ramis, who helmed one of the smartest films of the past 15 years, Groundhog Day.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
December 5, 2002
Though the picture falls apart whenever the two leads aren't on screen together, you can argue that That isn't that inferior to its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
December 5, 2002
Nothing here seems as funny as it did in Analyze This, not even Joe Viterelli as De Niro's right-hand goombah.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 5, 2002
Possibly not since Grumpy Old Men have I heard a film so solidly connect with one demographic while striking out with another.
| Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
December 5, 2002
A moment of silence, please, for the career of Robert De Niro. Once considered the finest American screen actor alive, he has reduced himself to singing I Feel Pretty. It is anything but.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
December 5, 2002
The jokes are delivered with all the surprise you get with filmmaking on cruise control, but Ramis and Co. seem to be having a good time and every so often they do manage to slide in a bit that's so wily and understated it nearly avoids detection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
December 5, 2002
If only all sequels were this much fun.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
December 5, 2002
The screenplay flounders under the weight of too many story lines.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
December 5, 2002
Painfully padded.
| Original Score: 2/4
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December 5, 2002
De Niro and Crystal are capable of being a great comedic team, but just like any other actors they're only as good as the script -- and this one is decidedly underwelming.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
December 5, 2002
Where This was lazy but enjoyable, a formula comedy redeemed by its stars, That is even lazier and far less enjoyable.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 5, 2002
The shtick still works.
| Original Score: B-
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
December 5, 2002
It doesn't take long to get the sinking sensation that you're seeing a shadow of a former joke.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 5, 2002
Analyze That delivers its share of amusing moments, but, when it comes to inventive or inspired comedy, it is lacking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 3, 2002
The by now exhausted one-joke scenario -- Mafioso on the couch -- revisited and rehashed with unimaginative franchise fidelity.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
December 2, 2002
A surprisingly flat retread, hobbled by half-baked setups and sluggish pacing.