Hannah and Her Sisters
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Hannah and Her Sisters
A Woody Allen Manhattan mosaic, Hannah and Her Sisters concerns the lives, loves, and infidelities among a tightly-knit artistic clan. Hannah (Mia Farrow) regularly meets with her sisters Holly (Dianne Wiest) and Lee (Barbara Hershey) to discuss the week's events. It's what they don't always tell each other that forms the film's various subplots. Hannah is married to accountant and financial planner Elliot (Michael Caine), who carries a torch for Lee, who in turn lives with pompous Soho artist Frederick (Max Von Sydow). Meanwhile, Holly, a neurotic actress and eternal loser in… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The marvel of Hannah and Her Sisters is just how many fully realized characters and relationships Allen is able to weave into the fabric of this extraordinarily well-written film. This script is one to be studied by aspiring filmmakers."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"Hannah and Her Sisters is also filmmaking of consummate skill and emotional range. It encompasses brilliant comedy and almost unbearable poignance -- often in the same scene."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"This gifted ensemble works hard to make Hannah and Her Sisters the best movie of the year so far, perhaps the best that Allen has ever made."
‑ Joe Baltake, Philadelphia Daily News
"The usual fever of adjectives -- terrific, titanic, transcendent -- sounds puny."
‑ Peter Travers, People Magazine
"at the very least a conversation starter"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Perfection is boring, but boring is the very last word to describe Hannah and Her Sisters, which just may be a perfect movie."
‑ Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
"Allen weaves together the complex narrative strands with ease, punctuating the many variations on betrayal and love with three festive Thanksgiving dinners."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Allen`s ear for the strained marital conversation, the fury of a breakup and the tentativeness of starting a romance is impeccable."
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"[A] warm, multi-stranded, near-nepotistic family saga that contains the usual awkward dates, clandestine meetings and failed marriages."
‑ Andrew Collins, Radio Times
"Caine's performance, so fervent, so agonisingly dedicated, actually gains in force and touching sincerity with the years."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Hannah and Her Sisters is structured ingeniously so that seemingly separate stories eventually merge in satisfying ways."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Its plot has the elegant geometry of a Philip Barry play."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"The film weaves a rich Chekhovian mix, full of wry insights into the fragility of human emotions."
‑ Philip Kemp, Total Film
"...makes me wish Allen would get men out of the picture more often."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"The tangled web of relationships is very effectively done, but just as affecting is Allen's portrayal of the city he loves."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
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