Deconstructing Harry
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Deconstructing Harry
Woody Allen wrote, directed, and stars in this very dark comedy about a novelist, Harry Block, who says with admirable honesty, "I'm a guy who can't function well in life, but I can in art." So far, Harry has made his way through six psychiatrists and three marriages (one, conveniently enough, with one of his psychiatrists), and he has precious few friends whom he hasn't alienated or betrayed. Harry uses the chaos of his life as fodder for his writing, angering his friends, lovers, and family, who find thinly veiled (and rarely flattering) portraits of themselves in his… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In this nasty, verbose comedy, Woody Allen the director has cast Woody Allen the actor as a foul-mouthed, self-absorbed, sex-obsessed writer."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A slightly unpleasant and shocking film."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"La historia es maravillosa."
‑ Alex Ramirez, Cinenganos
"The lightweight story eventually runs out of gas and stops, but it provides little to take away other than some fleeting humor."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Too bad it is difficult to really care about what is going on since such a thoroughly unpleasant character is at the center."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"By turns clever, devestating, bitter and delightful, this challenging piece of work is easily one of Allen's most mature efforts to date."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Certainly a mark above Allen's most recent works--it's refreshing to see an artist spreading his wings this wide."
‑ David Luty, Film Journal International
"The film is worth seeing only for Woody's acerbic one-liners."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Woody Allen's most foul-mouthed effort to date . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Movie Gurus
"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."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"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."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
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