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Hollywood Ending Reviews

November 17, 2015
Hollywood Ending has its satirical charms, but it repeats itself remorselessly, and it has no emotional center.
July 20, 2002
The premise may be outrageous, but the film is full of witty lines, delightful scenes and sharp performances.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2002
It lacks critical mass and droops in the middle like a worn-out saddle horse.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
May 10, 2002
Hollywood Ending just isn't very funny.
May 8, 2002
Funny but perilously slight.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 6, 2002
Woody Allen can write and deliver a one liner as well as anybody. But I had a lot of problems with this movie.
May 5, 2002
[Allen's] been making piffle for a long while, and Hollywood Ending may be his way of saying that piffle is all that the airhead movie business deserves from him right now.
May 3, 2002
The execution is, well, average.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 3, 2002
The whole thing feels thrown desperately together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 3, 2002
You'll wonder if the title of the new George Lucas movie -- Attack Of The Clones -- might not have worked nicely here too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 3, 2002
If all late-life male fantasies were as entertaining as Hollywood Ending frequently is -- well, we'd all have more fun at the multiplexes.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2002
Every time Woody Allen seems as if he's through, he comes back swinging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2002
With Hollywood Ending, he's made three solid comedies in a row, each a light lark with no hint of morose self-reflection.
Read More | Original Score: B
May 3, 2002
Hollywood Ending feels sadly like Woody Allen's ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 3, 2002
Destined to make Allen's fans around the world giggle, guffaw and shiver with delight.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
May 3, 2002
It's as if Allen, at 66, has stopped challenging himself.
May 3, 2002
Though it draws several decent laughs, it's low-cal Woody at best.
May 3, 2002
I liked the movie without loving it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2002
Hollywood Ending is a small film, but its ease and grace are virtues that can't be overrated.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2002
Allen's funniest and most likeable movie in years.
May 2, 2002
While Hollywood Ending has its share of belly laughs (including a knockout of a closing line), the movie winds up feeling like a great missed opportunity.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 2, 2002
For a movie considerably longer than Allen's usual 90 minutes, Hollywood Ending is curiously underdeveloped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 2, 2002
Woody Allen used to ridicule movies like Hollywood Ending. Now he makes them.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 2, 2002
Whether this is art imitating life or life imitating art, it's an unhappy situation all around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2002
The more the film struggles to entertain, the less funny it becomes.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 2, 2002
A flaccid farce peppered with bland performances, meaningless-humorless scenes and a scattering of old jokes, many of which don't work.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2002
A 40-carat cinematic jewel for anyone who has ever wondered about the insanity of a movie shot on location.
May 2, 2002
Inspired in stretches and offers Allen the actor the best role he's had in ages.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2002
For Woody, it's looking more and more like the end of his days of whine and neurosis.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 2, 2002
The comedy is perfunctory and rarely worth more than a chuckle, and all of the attacks on the film industry come across as shallow and familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 1, 2002
This affable outing wills itself to a higher level on the strength of a few standout scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 1, 2002
Allen is both more scathingly funny and self-deprecatingly vulnerable than he's seemed since Annie Hall.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 1, 2002
A consistently funny comedy about movie-making that never quite reaches the heights of Woody's best work.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 1, 2002
It isn't junk, but it sure isn't the Allen we used to know.
Read More | Original Score: C-
May 1, 2002
Once the energy from the jokes dies down, we're left with a project so stale you feel like opening a window to let some air in.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 30, 2002
Val's condition mainly facilitates some agreeable (if klutzily staged) pratfalls and a few tepid snickers about artistic 'vision.'
April 26, 2002
This film definitely feels like one that got away.
April 25, 2002
For the first time in several years, Mr. Allen has surpassed himself with the magic he's spun with the Hollywood empress of Ms. Leoni's Ellie.