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: 97% 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.

Gary Arnold
Washington Post

A soft, fuzzy, mildly diverting letdown.

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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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Sean Axmaker

Allen tosses out the usual romantic comedy conventions for his own brand of humor, but under the gags and self-effacing jokes is the portrait of two people who fall in love and then... fall out of love.

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Arthur Knight
Hollywood Reporter

Woody Allen fans will buy it 100%. Never before has the diminutive comedian been so urbane, so open - so funny. And with lovely Diane Keaton as consort, it becomes well-nigh irresistible (especially if you find Keaton as well-nigh irresistible as I do).

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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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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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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Who knew that in 1977 Woody Allen would graphically portray exactly the type of urban soul that rural Trump supporters hate: over-educated, over-erudite, and… More
Wildaly M
I liked this very much, especially the dialogue.
Alice Shen
This romantic comedy classic changed games and defied genre conventions with its non-sequential narrative, anhedonic witticisms, metatheatrical antics, and… More
Kase Vollebregt
Woody Allen's neurotic and original classic 'Annie Hall' still holds up as a poignant comedy to this day. Not only is it hilarious, but… More
Red Lats
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
Creative for its time, and it must have been a real shock to Allen's fans - who'd see this coming after Bananas, Love and Death, etc.? - but it's… More