Deconstructing Harry
Deconstructing Harry (1997)

In this convoluted sex comedy, Woody Allen offers insight into the darker natures of highly creative people with his portrayal of sex-obsessed, hopelessly immature best-selling author Henry Block. Telling episodes from his life interrupt… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 26, 1998
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

In this nasty, verbose comedy, Woody Allen the director has cast Woody Allen the actor as a foul-mouthed, self-absorbed, sex-obsessed writer.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A slightly unpleasant and shocking film.

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Alex Ramirez

La historia es maravillosa.

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Michael Dequina

Too bad it is difficult to really care about what is going on since such a thoroughly unpleasant character is at the center.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

By turns clever, devestating, bitter and delightful, this challenging piece of work is easily one of Allen's most mature efforts to date.

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David Luty
Film Journal International

Certainly a mark above Allen's most recent works--it's refreshing to see an artist spreading his wings this wide.

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James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus

Woody Allen's most foul-mouthed effort to date . . .

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Woody Allen não é só um cineasta de extrema cultura e de um timing cômico irrepreensível. Ele é, antes de tudo, um dos mais talentosos roteiristas que o Cinema já produziu.

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David N. Butterworth

Witnessing Elisabeth Shue kissing Woody Allen full on the mouth in excruciating close-up is about as hard to watch as the wood-chipping scene in Fargo.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
One of the director's darkest, the funny Deconstructing Harry has an incredible script (by Woody Allen, of course) and, as it's customary with his… More
Alice Shen
Woody's blend of nihilist, fatalistic, atheistic philosophies is my life.
Wahida K
Harry Block has written a best seller... bout his best friends... he revealed their deepest secrets... and they're not pleased... now Harry Block is going… More
Jennifer Xu
This is an incredibly underrated film by Woody Allen, overlooked for the likes of Annie Hall, which is good but you've gotta admit not spectacular. Allen… More
Pierluigi Puccini
The poorly balanced pedantry and disjointedness of this Woody Allen work can be pretty annoying; but some funny bits can compensate that.
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Allen's last good movie, acid and with plenty of dark humour.