Woody Allen: A Documentary Reviews

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 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.
June 7, 2012
This documentary is a pleasure, though we don't get too far beneath the surface.
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".
June 7, 2012
A breezy distillation of Allen's body of work, if inevitably glossing over his colourful personal life.
June 7, 2012
I could have watched this armada forever. The clips alone, from Sleeper, Annie Hall, Zelig and others, pageant his greatness.
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.
June 6, 2012
An engaging and enjoyable film that's a treat for Woody Allen fans. Recommended.
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.
June 5, 2012
The doco only offers some insights, but even a minor glimpse into the notoriously private life of Allen is a treat.
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.
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.
May 17, 2012
The whole thing would be a bit of a hagiography but for Woody's own comments.