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A middle-aged university administrator begins to eavesdrop on her psychoanalyst neighbor, and develops a particular fascination with one patient, a younger woman suffering from marital problems. These sessions lead her to recall a former love affair and reevaluate her own life in this reflective drama from director Woody Allen.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Film that emerges is brave, in many ways fascinating, and in all respects of a caliber rarely seen."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Mr. Allen is becoming an immensely sophisticated director, but this screenplay is in need of a merciless literary editor."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Though not one of Woody Allen's strongest films, this Bergman-like psychological melodrama is too self-conscious and contrived, but the cast, headed by Gena Rowlands and Gene Hackman, is good."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Intellectually posturing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Sometimes emotionally disengaging, but generally an intelligent Bergman-esque study of one woman's quest for fulfillment."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"A piece of posturing phoniness designed to awe spectators who like their psychodramas third-hand and upscale."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The storytelling is fluid and dramatic -- almost theatrical -- the film glows with light and the design is economically artful."
‑ Joe Brown, Washington Post
"Superbly written and directed by a film-maker at the peak of his creative power, and with a sublime performance by Rowlands to match, this film has not a joke in sight."
‑ , Film4
"Commercially ignored and critically unheralded even by Allen's own falling standards, [the film is] a sensitive, accomplished, and ambitious picture that deserves notice."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Celebrates the honesty and courage needed by men and women at midlife to face up to the truth of things and then to change."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Rowlands' perfectly pitched approach to a demanding role is particularly stunning."
‑ , Time Out
"Once again, Allen has mistaken unfunny for serious, feeling the breath of immortality on his shoulder."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Nykvist's photography is impeccable, as is Loquasto's spare production design."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Not Woody's best. He gets serious and that's usually not a good sign."
‑ Boo Allen, Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
"It makes for a decidedly uneven, occasionally fascinating, but ultimately rather frustrating experience."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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