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Woody Allen: A Documentary Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.
Glenn Dunks
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.
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
July 6, 2012
Appropriately fawning.
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
June 10, 2012
It's not a film to be missed.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
June 7, 2012
This documentary is a pleasure, though we don't get too far beneath the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 7, 2012
There is more to Woody Allen: A Documentary than its modest title suggests, although perhaps not quite enough to justify swapping that "a" for "the".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
June 7, 2012
A breezy distillation of Allen's body of work, if inevitably glossing over his colourful personal life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
June 7, 2012
I could have watched this armada forever. The clips alone, from Sleeper, Annie Hall, Zelig and others, pageant his greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Paul Gallagher
The List
June 7, 2012
It is guaranteed to drive audiences back to his films for repeat viewings; no bad thing as far as this reviewer is concerned.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
June 6, 2012
An engaging and enjoyable film that's a treat for Woody Allen fans. Recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Miraudo
June 5, 2012
The doco only offers some insights, but even a minor glimpse into the notoriously private life of Allen is a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Mottram
Total Film
May 30, 2012
One for the fans, Weide's doc is a pleasant career overview but if you're looking for something more probing, it'll drive you Bananas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Foster
May 28, 2012
Robert Weide's portrait of the artist and the man, Woody Allen, is a comprehensive document made no less captivating by its conventional approach.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
May 17, 2012
The whole thing would be a bit of a hagiography but for Woody's own comments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
June 7, 2012
How disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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