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Zelig Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 23, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The comedy tends to the smirk-inducing rather than the laugh-out-loud, and the second half wanders somewhat, but Zelig is a strong contender for Allen's most fascinating film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
October 22, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 8, 2007
Woody Allen's Zelig (1983) perfected the fake documentary a year before This Is Spinal Tap.
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Variety Staff
July 7, 2010
Lampooning documentary tradition by structuring the entire film as a meticulously crafted bogus docu, Woody Allen tackles some serious stuff en route
Christopher Null
October 14, 2001
Absurd and fascinating at the same time.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 24, 2004
Mildly amusing one-joke move.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Alan Dale
January 17, 2006
Allen is one of the most recognizable, and least protean, performers.... [P]erhaps ... someone else as Zelig ... could have got the idea across without the blandly explicit dialogue and brought more dimensions to the role, besides.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 25, 2003
...a fairly entertaining little movie...for a while, anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chuck O'Leary
May 7, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
December 8, 2006
Hilarious Woody Allen vehicle, a mockumentary with special effects ahead of its time.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
July 31, 2004
Brilliant early film of the woodman shows his creative genius as a filmmaker.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 1, 2002
Clever, but a 20 minute idea stretched to feature length.
| Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 7, 2016
Gordon Willis' work on this picture is astounding, as he and writer-director-star Woody Allen work in tandem to create a brilliant faux-documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
December 5, 2001
| Original Score: 84/100
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