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Hollywood Ending
A down-on-his luck auteur gets one more chance at the big time -- provided his neuroses don't swallow him whole -- in Woody Allen's 33rd feature release, Hollywood Ending. Allen plays Val Waxman, a one-time cinematic genius who's resorted to taking advertisement work to pay the bills for himself and his airhead live-in girlfriend, Lori (Debra Messing). Val finds his luck is about to change, however, when he receives the script for The City Never Sleeps, a period noir set against the backdrop of 1940s New York City. It seems his ex-wife, Ellie (Tea Leoni), now an executive at Galaxy… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

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"The premise may be outrageous, but the film is full of witty lines, delightful scenes and sharp performances."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Hollywood Ending just isn't very funny."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"Ephemeral, Woody Allen. Only for his fans."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"For those, like this reviewer, who revere Allen as one of the greats, it's best that Hollywood Ending be quickly buried."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"...Even if this isn't Woody's best, it provides generally solid entertainment, which is something of a rarity these days from Tinseltown."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"It lacks critical mass and droops in the middle like a worn-out saddle horse."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"Funny but perilously slight."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Filled with laughs and missed potential for lots more, the film leaves us happy but maybe wishing for something bigger."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Que las escenas más graciosas de una película de Woody Allen sean aquellas en las que se da contra una puerta o se cae de una altura es señal de que ya no es lo mismo."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"It's getting difficult to watch this old dog trying so hard to pull off the same old tricks; Allen is becoming a caricature of himself, a cartoon, before our very eyes."
‑ Tim Merrill, Film Threat
"The frog prince of New York comedy again wallows in the middle of the frame as various familiar faces, namely various princes and princesses from television, dart about him like so many flies with a death wish."
‑ Manohla Dargis, L.A. Weekly
"Woody Allen can write and deliver a one liner as well as anybody. But I had a lot of problems with this movie."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Com seu habitual humor auto-depreciativo e seu imenso talento para a comédia física, Allen cria um filme divertido, mas que jamais se equipara aos seus grandes trabalhos."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Hollywood Ending, while not quite as lousy as last year's The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, is still fairly mediocre..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Woody Allen's latest is an ambling, broad comedy about all there is to love -- and hate -- about the movie biz."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
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