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Bananas Reviews

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May 10, 2013
Rapid-fire gags and some inspired one-liners qualify this as an early classic from Allen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 10, 2013
One of the early, funny films that a more mature Allen would dismiss later in his career, but nevertheless worth seeing again and again.
May 10, 2013
Although some of the humor falls flat in this early Allen comedy, his satire of revolutions and revolutionaries is perpetually topical; subsequent events in Central America have only enhanced the film's appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 18, 2010
It is a funny picture - not too consistently, and certainly not too coherently, but when it hits, it hits.
September 5, 2009
A study of the Cuban Revolution by way of Freedonia
September 4, 2008
Bananas is chockfull of sight gags, one-liners and swiftly executed unnecessary excursions into vulgarity whose humor for the most part can't make up for content.
March 30, 2007
Inspired by the Marx Brothers comedies (specifically Duck Soup), Woody Allen made a leap forward as filmmaker in his second feature, a zany satire composed of riotous sketches and incoherent but funny one-liners.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 24, 2006
An attempt to capture the same zaniness the Marx Brothers had in Duck Soup.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 26, 2006
Wonderfully incoherent.
May 9, 2005
Allen's view of the world is fraught with everything except pathos, and it's a view I happen to find very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2004
I still love Woody's masked parents.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2002
Yes, Allen has made better movies -- lots of them -- but I'm not sure he ever made anything funnier.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2002
A severely overrated Allen project. This campy string of unfunny gags does not hold up.
| Original Score: 0/5
July 26, 2002
One of Woody's earliest, silliest, and funniest flicks.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
The format of interweaving what little storytelling there is along with stand-up routines is an unfulfilling one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Bananas (1971) is the story of a New Yorker who becomes a South American rebel leader, to impress his political activist love interest Nancy (Louise Lasser).
January 1, 2000
...inspired zaniness.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
Bananas is a contender for Woody's funniest film and it is definitely one that gets laughs the whole way through.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 26, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
June 19, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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