Woody Allen: A Documentary
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)

Robert Weide's profile of Woody Allen chronicles Allen's career from his days writing for Sid Caesar in the 1950s to the present. Featuring footage of him at home and on a movie set, the documentary also includes a tour of his… More

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Release Date: February 14, 2012
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It's a collaborative effort with Woody (who, unusually, looks happy to be interviewed), so we see him at home (showing off a typewriter he bought for $40 at 16), writing on his bed and standing outside his childhood home in Brooklyn.

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Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

Appropriately fawning.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

It's not a film to be missed.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

For fans it's a smorgasbord of fun stuff, ranging from clips of movies you may not have seen for a while, to footage of Woody at work.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post

For film lovers with a general awareness of Allen's work, this is a richly-rewarding, insightful documentary which can only make more of them want to become super fans.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Allen is endearing in his belief that any of his success has been a happy accident and that he has yet to make a great film that will stand the test of time.

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Glenn Dunks
Trespass

The story of Woody Allen, however, is ripe for a 'ripped from the headlines!' movie, which is why it's so nice to see rather a respectful, unsensationalised documentary on him.

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

Woody Allen: A Documentary is an advertorial for Allen's immense back catalogue of work and an affirmation of his reemergence as a filmmaking powerhouse in the last decade.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

This documentary is a pleasure, though we don't get too far beneath the surface.

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Carlos Magalh„es
An enjoyable biography that is also, quite unfortunately, too safe to be memorable, and it doesn't help that the second part skips many of Allen's… More
William Dunmyer
"Woody Allen: A Documentary" is no great work of art, but it's a very thorough overview of Allen's life and work. Mr. Allen allows himself… More
Jonathan Hutchings
Watching PBS' documentary on Woody Allen is like spending an afternoon with an old friend. It's enormously entertaining, but despite a running time of… More
Randy Tippy
An revealing and informative look at the life and career of one of Hollywood's most prolific writer/directors. Definitely slanted in Mr. Allen's… More
Sam Barnett
It sidesteps the far more interesting inner-depths of Allen's mind (and history), but as a look at his writing process and filmography, this documentary is… More