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Anything Else Reviews

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Cole Smithey
April 19, 2009
"Anything Else" represents low ebb for the comic filmmaker famous for transmuting the work of Ingmar Bergman into New York centric comedies full of neurosis based humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
July 29, 2004
Woody Allen tries to extend the shelf-life of his screen persona by hiring a younger, more marketable actor
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
June 22, 2004
(...) Valía la pena seguir esperando la siguiente película de Allen; después de Anything Else no estoy tan seguro de ello.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 17, 2004
The trouble is, Biggs is not nearly as good at this kind of role as Allen. For that matter, Allen is not very convincing as a gun-toting survivalist, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 16, 2004
The script is quite entertaining as it plays with the idea of writing and artistic creation. But the plot itself is mildly annoying and seriously dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 5, 2004
Seria ótimo se Allen passasse a dedicar mais tempo ao desenvolvimento de suas idéias. É melhor ver um bom filme a cada dois ou três anos do que sofrer uma decepção todo ano.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 5, 2004
A return to form for Woody Allen.
Full Review| Original Score: B
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 1, 2004
[O]ne can't imagine someone encountering this as their first Woody Allen film and understanding why many... think he's one of the great comedy filmmakers of all time.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 19, 2003
Is it the most irritating movie of the year? Heck, yes.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 10, 2003
Part of the appeal is that the creep-out factor has been excised -- namely, Allen's tendency to cast himself as elderly nebbishes who prove to be irresistible to young women.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
October 16, 2003
None of this adds up to much of a movie; it's more like a filmed hodgepodge of not-fully- thought-out ideas and one-liners and small shards of jaundiced polemic.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
October 9, 2003
Curiously, Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci come out better than I imagined after being compelled to play out the movie's sadomasochistic tag line.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 9, 2003
Filled with the sort of sharp, dirty laughs and biting observations on life, love and sex for which the director, in his youth, was once fearlessly known.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
October 8, 2003
Unlike the wan doodles Woody's been cranking out for the past few years, this dark, often hilarious cacophony boasts a mile-wide ugly streak I found immensely satisfying.
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
October 7, 2003
The whole movie feels like a warm-up, a dusting off of cobwebs, like Woody Allen has just woken from a long nap and is finally ready to get back to work.
Josh Gilchrist
October 5, 2003
Displaying what is both good and bad about Allen, Anything Else has enough laugh out loud moments to make it worthwhile.
| Original Score: 3/4
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
October 3, 2003
Largely joyless in it's apathetic birds-eye view of shotgun romance.
Full Review| Original Score: B-
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
October 3, 2003
Far more vital than Allen's last few pictures, Anything Else should serve as lifesaving tourniquet; It's no cure for wounded fans but it'll stop the bleeding.
October 1, 2003
Ricci is perfectly cast, and seems to relish her character's blend of cruelty and cluelessness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
September 27, 2003
Anything Else dangerously embraces the vibes of mediocrity and that's a crying shame for an artist so capably adventurous as Allen once was in his heyday of potent hilarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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