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"Allen joins the Catskills tummler's anything-for-a-laugh antics with a Eurocentric art-house self-awareness and a psychoanalytic obsession in baring his sexual desires and frustrations, romantic disasters, and neurotic inhibitions."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"A touching and hilarious love story that is Allen's most three-dimensional film to date."
‑ Joseph McBride, Variety
"Although Woody Allen had still to acquire great technical strength as a film-maker, this was the movie where he found his own singular voice, a voice that echoes across events with a mixture of exuberance and introspection."
‑ John Marriott, Radio Times
"Woody Allen's classic comedy has one opening scene after another, never seeming to run short of prologues and prefaces."
‑ Jaime N. Christley, Slant Magazine
"In Annie Hall, Allen again writes, directs and stars with Diane Keaton in a remarkable recreation of a spent love affair, which is both sad and hysterically funny."
‑ Tim Radford, Guardian
"This is the link between Allen's "earlier, funnier" stuff and more probing works like Interiors and Manhattan. Would that we all could build such masterful bridges."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Visually and structurally it's a mess, but many of the situations are genuinely clever, and there are plenty of memorable gags."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"It's a testament to the timelessness of Annie Hall that most of its references to pop culture or current events are unsuccessful in dating the film."
‑ Jesse Knight, Movie Mezzanine
"Annie Hall expanded Woody Allen's canvas to incorporate real wisdom alongside the punchlines."
‑ Bryant Frazer, Film Freak Central
"Seeing it again for the first time in many years, I'm struck by how perfect it seems."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Personal as the story he is telling may be, what separates this film from Allen's own past work and most other recent comedy is its general believability."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"If you can forgive the fact that it's a ragbag of half-digested intellectual ideas dressed up with trendy intellectual references, you should have a good laugh."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Annie Hall, for all its vagaries, is a funny, often touching, sometimes astute picture."
‑ Robert Hatch, The Nation
"Many things mark Annie Hall's place in cinema history, but none of them are the reason you should see this movie. That would be the humour, poignancy and acute observation contained in each and every frame."
‑ , Total Film
"A funny film, and it's fresh even today, though it's not a knee-slapper. Rather, it's a shrug-your-shoulder-and-grin kind of movie."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
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