Alice (1990)

Woody Allen's character study of a well-kept, upscale Manhattan woman (Mia Farrow) takes the title character on a journey through a Wonderland of her own making, in which she learns some truths about herself, her relationships, and the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 25, 1990
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2001
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Alice may be a minor work in the Allen canon, but when its grace notes manage to be heard above the whimsy, they ring true.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Farrow peers through the looking glass sparkly in lovely Alice, a downright adorable collaboration with the mellowed father-of-her-child.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Allen overstuffs the movie with cameos and contrivances.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Continues Allen's endless, banal quest for the Big Answers.

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Emanuel Levy

a second-tier Woody Allen film, starring then companion Mia Farrow.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Underrated Woody Allen offering with some fine performances and a lot of style.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's a strange, magical film.

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James Sanford
James Sanford on Film

Farrow relishes the opportunity to play everything from a timid, guilt-racked housewife to a sultry amoral siren, who does everything short of attacking her victim...

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Supposedly whimsical fantasy by Woody Allen feels forced and underdeveloped. Great performances by Joe Mantegna and Mia Farrow are lost in Allen's bizarre dream world.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
The story of the repressed housewife is a familiar and often overused trope, which Allen subverts in this, his adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland."… More
Randy Tippy
Ghosts, hallucinations, love potions, invisibility and penguins. An outlandish but likable exposť on the true meaning of happiness. (Directed by Woody Allen)
Kevin M. Williams
Mia Farrow is an upper crust Manhattan socialite fully in the material world of shopping, parties and gossip, until persistent back pain leads her to a… More
Lady D'arbanville
This film very much has the Woody Allen stamp on it and you?d be able to tell it was a Woody Allen film even if you did not know. It?s a quirky film, where the… More
Jonathan Hutchings
Much like Burn After Reading felt like the Coens trying too hard to make a "Coen" film, Alice, a loose reimagining of Juliet of the Spirits, feels… More
Alice Shen
I love Mia Farrow's subtle seductress, but the plot is a bit thin.