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Hollywood Ending Reviews

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Top Critic
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
June 13, 2002
It lacks critical mass and droops in the middle like a worn-out saddle horse.
| Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 11, 2002
This farcical motherlode is largely wasted here, with Allen recycling gags so moldy you half-expect one of those giant hooks from vaudeville to enter the frame and yank him right off the screen.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register
June 7, 2002
Fun in a way that brings a sly smile to your face.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/5
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
June 6, 2002
This is, by far, the worst film of Woody Allen's career, and that includes "Everyone Says I Love You". Painful.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 5, 2002
It just misses being in the pantheon of Allen's great works. And it's not easy pinpointing exactly why.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
June 5, 2002
It's a filmed doodle from the sketchpad of a former perfectionist who once upon a time knew better than to start shooting a script that he clearly hadn't finished yet.
June 4, 2002
Woody Allen pokes fun at the industry, and at himself - but it's funny when he says it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 3, 2002
Watching "Ending" is too often like looking over the outdated clothes and plastic knickknacks at your neighbor's garage sale. You can't believe anyone would really buy this stuff.
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
June 1, 2002
The frog prince of New York comedy again wallows in the middle of the frame as various familiar faces, namely various princes and princesses from television, dart about him like so many flies with a death wish.
David Poland
Hot Button
May 31, 2002
Hollywood Ending is the most disappointing Woody Allen movie ever. He has a great cast and a great idea. But the execution is a flop with the exception of about six gags that really work.
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
May 30, 2002
Hollywood Ending is not show-stoppingly hilarious, but scathingly witty nonetheless.
Full Review| Original Score: B+
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
May 21, 2002
Woody, what happened?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Dequina
May 17, 2002
A rickety and stale idea to build an entire film upon, a fact that seems lost on the once-mighty-himself Woody Allen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kim Linekin
May 13, 2002
Not only does [Allen] act as though blind people are stupid, unable to determine where a voice is coming from, but he also allows scenes to drag on far longer than this one joke can sustain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mark R. Leeper
May 10, 2002
Trying to dredge humor from the limitations of the blind is a sorry task, unworthy of Allen's talents.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
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Stephanie Zacharek
May 10, 2002
Hollywood Ending just isn't very funny.
Eric D. Snider
May 10, 2002
Allen can do better, and has done better, but perhaps this is as good as he does anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Erik Childress
May 9, 2002
This film may have its titular Hollywood Ending, but Allen needs to open his eyes and concentrate once again on what made his films great in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 8, 2002
But even a blind man can see that this turgid comedy is mechanical and uninspired and even worse, it's a sour grapes film.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 8, 2002
Funny but perilously slight.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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