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Anything Else Reviews

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Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 27, 2003
I didn't laugh once.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 26, 2003
Woody Allen's Anything Else is what his Annie Hall would have been if he had cast less-talented actors in it and dragged it out for an extra 15 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
September 26, 2003
Easily the most enjoyable Allen flick since Everyone Says I Love You, and on a par with his 1970s and early 1980s work.
| Original Score: 4/5
Brett Buckalew
FilmStew.com
September 25, 2003
While no one will mistake Anything Else as being worthy of comparison to Allen's best work, it's refreshing to see the bespectacled genius lay his cards out on the table once again.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
September 25, 2003
Like many recent Woody Allen movies, this one is all about the dialogue and one-liners
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 25, 2003
Woody Allen's ANYTHING ELSE is mildly amusing, but that still makes it the best film he has made in a while.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Paul Povse
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
September 25, 2003
In a single sentence, Allen's character invokes Camus and Henny Youngman. If an unfunny joke is told in the forest and nobody hears it, it's still an unfunny joke.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 25, 2003
Seems like Woody Allen is passing the baton to the "American Pie" kid.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
September 24, 2003
Woody Allen re-shoots "Annie Hall" scene for scene except this time he does not obscure his bitterness toward women.
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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 23, 2003
So little honesty, so little trace of humanity, that watching it is a little like eating a broken vase, one shard at a time.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 23, 2003
Will Allen come out the other side and find the gentle, romantic side of life once more? Anything Else gives us a bit of hope; but we're not quite there yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 23, 2003
But instead of ringing new changes on these themes, he just repeats them off-kilter. The result is like a fax of an oil painting.
| Original Score: C
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 23, 2003
Lightweight and pleasant, the film is a blizzard of airy persiflage, expertly purveyed by the usual array of fine actors eager to bite into Allen's dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
September 23, 2003
The film is a rehash of pretty much Allen has done over the years, and no one is all that interesting.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
September 23, 2003
Who knows what sense an American Pie-digging, Woodman-ignorant undergrad might make of the canned rhythms, the trilobite-era one-liners, the awkward declarative dialogue, the Catskills-resort frames of reference, the freshman philosophy.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 23, 2003
That Woody Allen is still making movies about the subjects that appeal to him and still doing them in much the same manner he has for 30 years is enough to make Anything Else cause for celebration.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 22, 2003
Allen plays a 'deranged' paranoiac who for once is not just a self-absorbed intellectual but a true creation of what his character calls our 'perilous times'...
| Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 22, 2003
A nice rebound for Allen. Taking a backseat and letting his writing take the wheel is a smart move.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mac Verstandig
The Badger Herald
September 22, 2003
Allen creates one of his finer films, with a delicately intricate plot, phenomenal acting and delightfully cynical humor.
| Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 21, 2003
Oy! Another Woody comedy about a neurotic making the Manhattan scene.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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