Broadway Danny Rose
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A smaller, amusing comedy from writer/director Woody Allen, Broadway Danny Rose begins with a bunch of show business vets sitting around a table at New York's Carnegie Deli and reminiscing about the legendary titular character, a loser of an agent who would represent anyone, including blind xylophonists, piano-playing birds, and has-been crooners with drinking problems. Allen plays Rose as a befuddled, warm-hearted schlub who finally has a shot at getting somewhere when he signs washed-up lounge singer Lou Canova (Nick Apollo Forte) and nearly brings his career back to life. Danny gets him… More
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"Woody Allen attends to his neglected lovability factor in this tiny, anecdotal comedy."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"All of this is accomplished with wonderfully off-the-wall characterizations."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Woody Allen received well deserved Oscar nods as writer and director of this original b/w comedy about a talent agent down on his luck."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Warm, funny and steeped in affectionate characterizations -- this is Allen at his most sprightly."
‑ , Film4
"A paean to the loveable losers in show biz who give it all they've got but still cup up short."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Allen's perfect as a small-time, good-hearted Broadway talent agent, giving his all for a roster of hopeless clients."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Even the swamps of New Jersey look beautiful."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"It's a lovable Woody at the top of his game."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Although the film contains many of the great verbal jokes that are Allen's forte, the visual wit and the sentimental drama fall a bit short."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A modest but often side-splitting effort from the neurotic comic."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"The jokes are firmly embedded in plot and characterisation, and the film, shot by Gordon Willis in harsh black-and-white, looks terrific; but what makes it work so well is the unsentimental warmth pervading every frame."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"An irresistible bauble that showcases one of the best of the 13 performances Mia Farrow delivered in an Allen production."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Another Allen gem."
‑ Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine
"Like Hannah and Her Sisters it strikes a perfect balance between structure, pathos, and sheer laughs."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Good, but not great Allen film."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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