Annie Hall


Annie Hall

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Filled with poignant performances and devastating humor, Annie Hall represents a quantum leap for Woody Allen and remains an American classic.



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"Annie Hall" is a comical look at the up and down relationship between a New York City TV writer and his aspiring actress/singer girlfriend who's originally from the Midwest.


Woody Allen
as Alvy Singer
Diane Keaton
as Annie Hall
Paul Simon
as Tony Lacey
Carol Kane
as Allison
Helen Ludlam
as Grammy Hall
Mordecai Lawner
as Alvy's Dad
Joan Newman
as Alvy's Mom
Jonathan Munk
as Alvy at 9
Ruth Volner
as Alvy's Aunt
Martin Rosenblatt
as Alvy's Uncle
Hy Ansel
as Joey Nichols
Rashel Novikoff
as Aunt Tessie
Dick Cavett
as Himself
Russell Horton
as Man in Theater Line
May Boylan
as Miss Reed
John Doumanian
as Coke Fiend
Bob Maroff
as Man outside Theater
Mary Boylan
as Miss Reed
Rick Petrucelli
as Man outside Theater
Dan Ruskin
as Comedian at Rally
John Glover
as Actor Boy Friend
Bernie Styles
as Comic's Agent
Mark Lenard
as Navy Officer
Ved Bandbu
as Maharishi
Laurie Bird
as Tony Lacey's Girl Friend
Jeff Goldblum
as Lacey's Party Guest
John Dennis Johnston
as L.A. Policeman
William Callaway
as Lacey's Party Guest
Jim McKrell
as Lacey's Party Guest
Roger Newman
as Lacey's Party Guest
Alan Landers
as Lacey's Party Guest
Jean Sarah Frost
as Lacey's Party Guest
Vince O'Brien
as Hotel Doctor
Humphrey Davis
as Alvy's Psychiatrist
Veronica Radburn
as Annie's Psychiatrist
Robin Mary Paris
as Actress in Rehearsal
Charles Levin
as Actor in Rehearsal
Michael Karm
as Rehearsal Director
Petronia Johnson
as Tony's Dates at Nightclub
Shaun Casey
as Tony's Dates at Nightclub
Lou Picetti
as Street Stranger
Loretta Tupper
as Street Stranger
Tracey Walter
as Actor in Rob's TV Show
James Burge
as Street Stranger
Shelley Hack
as Street Stranger
Lucy Lee Flippin
as Waitress at Health Food Restaurant
Albert M. Ottenheimer
as Street Stranger
Paula Trueman
as Street Stranger
Beverly D'Angelo
as Actress in Rob's TV Show
David Weir
as Alvy's Classmate
Keith Dentice
as Alvy's Classmate
Michael J. Aronin
as Waiter #2 at Nightclub
Susan Mellinger
as Alvy's Classmate
Hamit Perezic
as Alvy's Classmate
James Balter
as Alvy's Classmate
Eric Scott Gould
as Alvy's Classmate
Amy Levitar
as Alvy's Classmate
Gary Allen
as Schoolteacher
Frank Vobs
as Schoolteacher
Margaretta Warwick
as Schoolteacher
Gary Mule Deer
as Man at Health Food Restaurant
Sigourney Weaver
as Alvy's Date outside Theater
Walter Bernstein
as Annie's Date outside Theater
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Critic Reviews for Annie Hall

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (71) | Rotten (2)

  • Romantic, honest, and touching - all the kinds of things one wants from a smart rom-com that refuses to be guided by the genre's tropes.

    Aug 25, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A soft, fuzzy, mildly diverting letdown.

    May 5, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Woody Allen fans will buy it 100%. Never before has the diminutive comedian been so urbane, so open - so funny. And with lovely Diane Keaton as consort, it becomes well-nigh irresistible (especially if you find Keaton as well-nigh irresistible as I do).

    Apr 20, 2017 | Full Review…
  • This is Woody Allen's signature film, arguably his best and certainly his most popular.

    Mar 3, 2015 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
  • Allen (as a result of his exposure to Bergman, perhaps) has greatly matured as a filmmaking talent. Annie Hall is, by far, his most sophisticated, most emotionally complex film.

    Mar 3, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • While its consonance comes largely from Gordon Willis's photography and Allen's spacious sense of New York, pathos comes at best from Keaton's evaporative performance and a slightly sentimental conception.

    Mar 3, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

    Nick Bradshaw

    Time Out
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Annie Hall

  • Jan 26, 2017
    Hilariously offbeat and quirky, Annie Hall is an unconventional comedy with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.
    Sean T Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2016
    Probably the best romantic comedy you'll ever see. Woody Allen plays Alvy Singer, an insecure, cerebral comedian living in Manhattan (hmm), who is trying to understand how his relationship with Annie Hall (Diane Keaton) ended. The script is fantastic, and Allen gives us a steady stream of jokes ranging from subtle, intellectual references to physical comedy, and while I only laughed out loud a few times, I was often smiling. He also uses a variety of creative techniques in this film - speaking directly to the camera, stepping directly into childhood memories, giving voice to inner thoughts, and including a brief animation, among other things. He explores love, sex, and relationships, but also the cultural differences between Jews and Gentiles, and New Yorkers and Californians in clever ways. His understated facial reaction as Keaton orders Pastrami on white bread with lettuce and tomatoes is priceless. The film is sweet, endearing, and sentimental about relationships, and yet it's also balanced, showing the bittersweet pitfalls with just the right touches, including a brilliant ending. On top of all that, it's great to see Paul Simon in a couple of scenes, Allen's references to the 1969 documentary "The Sorrow and the Pity", and Diane Keaton's wonderful performance of "Seems Like Old Times". Great film, and very worthy of the Academy Awards it won.
    Antonius B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 27, 2015
    Annie Hall is the film notorious for beating out Star Wars for Best Picture. So, is this a case where the Academy picked the right film and those plebs just lack in good taste? Or is this one of those films where the bourgeois all pretend to think it is great, but it is not really? Well, that is too much build up for this film. Annie Hall is a fine film about two people that are just fine together, except that makes it too good to be true, so we will have to figure out something to go wrong. This is a humanist romantic comedy: intelligent, witty, insightful, etc. Well, it works just fine there. It is good cerebral entertainment, and is at times playfully surreal in an everyday way. While I do not think it is the best Woody Allen film (Stardust Memories stands out to me) or the best film ever, it is a good film. (Is that OK? Can we just be happy with that?)
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 01, 2014
    I guess I just don't like films with Woody Allen in them. I try to watch them, but he prattles on and on.
    Red L Super Reviewer

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