Bullets Over Broadway 1994

Bullets Over Broadway

Critics Consensus

A gleefully entertaining backstage comedy, Bullets Over Broadway features some of Woody Allen's sharpest, most inspired late-period writing and direction.

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Struggling 1920s playwright David Shayne (John Cusack), having failed to secure financing for his latest work, reluctantly makes a deal with mob boss Nick Valenti (Joe Viterelli) : a Broadway debut with the chance to direct, as long as Nick's flibbertigibbet girlfriend, Olive (Jennifer Tilly), plays one of the lead roles. As Olive and star Helen Sinclair (Dianne Wiest) attempt to upstage each other, Olive's gangland bodyguard Cheech (Chazz Palminteri) starts suggesting changes to David's script.

Cast & Crew

John Cusack
David Shayne
Jack Warden
Julian Marx
Joe Viterelli
Nick Valenti
Rob Reiner
Sheldon Flender
Dianne Wiest
Helen Sinclair
Jim Broadbent
Warner Purcell
Woody Allen
Writer (Screenplay)
Douglas McGrath
Writer (Screenplay)
J.E. Beaucaire
Executive Producer
Jean Doumanian
Executive Producer
Carlo Di Palma
Cinematographer
Susan E. Morse
Film Editor
Santo Loquasto
Production Design
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Critic Reviews for Bullets Over Broadway

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Audience Reviews for Bullets Over Broadway

  • Jul 14, 2017
    One of the top 5 of Allen's extensive repertoire, a gem that's sparkle leaves one feeling smarter and more erudite, rides the old show within a show conceit. And while loaded with excellent performances, Cusack, as Allen's surrogate, really shines simply for not aping Allen's shade as so many have done. Repeat viewings are definitely in order.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 11, 2013
    A different type of Woody Allen film. A great one too. Great performances all-around, especially Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Tilly and Chazz Palminteri.
    Hugo S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 13, 2012
    Fucking loved that film!!!
    Serge E Super Reviewer
  • Feb 26, 2012
    Woody's first indie venture outside of studio affiliations just so happens to be his best film of the 90s.
    Jonathan H Super Reviewer

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