Deconstructing Harry
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Deconstructing Harry
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 this chronicle of Block's journey to accept a lifetime achievement award.
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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