Annie Hall
Annie Hall (1977)

"Annie Hall" is a comical look at the up and down relationship between a New York City TV writer and his aspiring actress/singer girlfriend who's originally from the Midwest.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 20, 1977
DVD Release Date: April 28, 1998
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Filled with poignant performances and devastating humor, Annie Hall represents a quantum leap for Woody Allen and remains an American classic.

Richard Roeper

This is Woody Allen's signature film, arguably his best and certainly his most popular.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Allen joins the Catskills tummler's anything-for-a-laugh antics with a Eurocentric art-house self-awareness and a psychoanalytic obsession in baring his sexual desires and frustrations, romantic disasters, and neurotic inhibitions.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Allen's imaginative, often avant-garde approach to the material goes a long way towards compensating for a decidedly uneven atmosphere...

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News

Allen (as a result of his exposure to Bergman, perhaps) has greatly matured as a filmmaking talent. Annie Hall is, by far, his most sophisticated, most emotionally complex film.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

This is the link between Allen's "earlier, funnier" stuff and more probing works like Interiors and Manhattan. Would that we all could build such masterful bridges.

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Clancy Sigel
The Spectator

I think It's his best picture so far, and I hope that audiences will enjoy his drily aggressive, despairingly narcissistic humour as much as I did.

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Nick Bradshaw
Time Out

While its consonance comes largely from Gordon Willis's photography and Allen's spacious sense of New York, pathos comes at best from Keaton's evaporative performance and a slightly sentimental conception.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Personal as the story he is telling may be, what separates this film from Allen's own past work and most other recent comedy is its general believability.

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John Marriott
Radio Times

Although Woody Allen had still to acquire great technical strength as a film-maker, this was the movie where he found his own singular voice, a voice that echoes across events with a mixture of exuberance and introspection.

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This romantic comedy classic changed games and defied genre conventions with its non-sequential narrative, anhedonic witticisms, metatheatrical antics, and… More
Kase Vollebregt
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I guess I just don't like films with Woody Allen in them. I try to watch them, but he prattles on and on.
Daniel Perry
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Wildaly M
I liked this very much, especially the dialogue.
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