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Radio Days Reviews

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Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's a great idea for a movie, but Allen fatally opts for a Fellini: Amarcord approach of formless narrative, larger-than-life coincidence, and rambling ruminations on what times there used to be.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
November 27, 2001
Opens with one hell of a set piece but it's all downhill from there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
You peel and peel away at it only to find, in the end, nothing.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
"Radio Days" is so ambitious and so audacious that it almost defies description.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 15, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
October 15, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 2, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 25, 2007
A perfect mixture of laughs and heartbreak, it's one of the ones I can see over and over again.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Although lacking the bite and depth of his best work, Radio Days is one of Woody Allen's most purely entertaining pictures.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 17, 2001
A nice respite from some of Allen's more daunting think pieces
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 29, 2001
...a sweet, lighthearted, nostalgic look back at an era before the tube.
| Original Score: 8/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 10, 2003
Affectionately eavesdrops on the past and gives everyone a wonderful opportunity to re-imagine what it was like when this communications medium was king.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 25, 2009
It's a wonderfully realized film, one of Woody's best, that has slipped under the radar.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 3, 2006
Another Woody Allen's "Amarcord" - warm, rueful, poignant and hilarious.
| Original Score: 5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 21, 2014
[A] ridiculously entertaining nostalgia exercise...Radio Days emerged from a highly fertile period for [Woody] Allen, and the film bubbles with creativity and Allen hallmarks. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
November 17, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
April 2, 2003
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
As free in form as it is generous of spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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