Hollywood Ending
Hollywood Ending (2002)

A film director's last film is a hit in Europe but bombs in America, and he is considered to be past it. However, his girlfriend convinces studio bosses to let him make a film about old-time Hollywood. What the studio doesn't know… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although Hollywood Ending contains some zany one-liners, its promising premise is far from developed.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The premise may be outrageous, but the film is full of witty lines, delightful scenes and sharp performances.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

Hollywood Ending just isn't very funny.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Ephemeral, Woody Allen. Only for his fans.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

It lacks critical mass and droops in the middle like a worn-out saddle horse.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Funny but perilously slight.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Filled with laughs and missed potential for lots more, the film leaves us happy but maybe wishing for something bigger.

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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Woody Allen can write and deliver a one liner as well as anybody. But I had a lot of problems with this movie.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Tony Gandía
Sadly ridiculous with probably one of the worst casts Allen has assembled for any of his films.
Eric Broome
Frustrating. This premise had the potential to yield a very good Woody Allen film, rather than a merely adequate one. The blindness gags could have been much… More
Alice Shen
First and last thirds (when Woody's not doing his insultingly unconvincing blind man routine) are actually pretty nice. While I love Debra Messing on… More
Stephen Earnest
Since the 1970s, Woody Allen has been pretty consistent with his filmmaking output, trying his best to release at least one film a year. Of course, there have… More
Jennifer Xu
I have no idea why this movie is always ranked so low with critics. Sure, the casting of Tea Leoni as the female lead was regrettable, but not a huge deal.… More
Juli Ryan
This movie is not Woody Allen at his best. But I find Woody Allen almost compulsively likeable. There are zingy one-liners and a bit of editorializing about the… More