Woody Allen: A Documentary Reviews

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June 6, 2012
It's a collaborative effort with Woody (who, unusually, looks happy to be interviewed), so we see him at home (showing off a typewriter he bought for $40 at 16), writing on his bed and standing outside his childhood home in Brooklyn.
January 8, 2019
Why do we love? Why do we die? Weide's biography talks about the filmmakers's life neither as iconic nor a piece of scandalous tabloid fodder, but as a quest to explore our most basic human concerns.
September 28, 2017
There's nothing innovative or particularly interesting about the film's structure; it is a chronological timeline of Allen's work and doesn't contain much of what may be regarded as new information to the director's fans.
September 18, 2014
For fans it's a smorgasbord of fun stuff, ranging from clips of movies you may not have seen for a while, to footage of Woody at work.
September 8, 2013
The story of Woody Allen, however, is ripe for a 'ripped from the headlines!' movie, which is why it's so nice to see rather a respectful, unsensationalised documentary on him.
July 6, 2012
Appropriately fawning.
June 13, 2012
For film lovers with a general awareness of Allen's work, this is a richly-rewarding, insightful documentary which can only make more of them want to become super fans.
June 11, 2012
Woody Allen: A Documentary is an advertorial for Allen's immense back catalogue of work and an affirmation of his reemergence as a filmmaking powerhouse in the last decade.
June 10, 2012
It's not a film to be missed.
June 8, 2012
Allen is endearing in his belief that any of his success has been a happy accident and that he has yet to make a great film that will stand the test of time.
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