Bullets Over Broadway
Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Bullets Over Broadway is a Woody Allen romp that, as the title suggests, combines gangsters with show business at the height of the Roaring Twenties. David Shayne (John Cusack) is a straight-arrow playwright who plans to stand firm against… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 15, 2002
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96%
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83%


Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A gleefully entertaining backstage comedy, Bullets Over Broadway features some of Woody Allen's sharpest, most inspired late-period writing and direction.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The performances, however, are very enjoyable, with first honors going to Chazz Palminteri and Dianne Wiest.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Allen has drawn on autobiographical specifics in other films, but this may be the one in which he speaks most seriously from the heart.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

One of Woody Allen's flat-out funniest movies.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

A backstage comedy bolstered by healthy shots of prohibition gangster melodrama and romantic entanglements.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

If not bowled over, we're at least won over.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Dianne Wiest elevates even the most esoteric argument in the film to a level of sublime entertainment.

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Time Out

No! Don't speak! See it!

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

One of Allen's best and most revealing comedies, as much a moral meditation as it is dazzling fun.

Film4

A sharp, fast, laugh-out-loud comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Let's say there was a burning building and you could rush in and you could save only one thing: either the last known copy of… More
Jennifer Xu
Despite the fact that I spent the entire movie thinking that Dianne Wiest was Olive and Helen was Jennifer Tilly (of which I feel like a huge dumbass, thank you… More
Jonathan Hutchings
Woody's first indie venture outside of studio affiliations just so happens to be his best film of the 90s.
xGary Xx
Likeable low-key 20s gangster comedy penned by Woody Allen in which John Cusack proves he makes a much more likeable protaganist than the man himself. The cast… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castaņeda
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is filled with good, but overrated performances. It's surprisingly slow-paced (and I say surprisingly, because nobody expects a crime… More
jay nixon
dianne wiest is sensational!!