Broadway Danny Rose
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

A smaller, amusing comedy from writer/director Woody Allen, Broadway Danny Rose begins with a bunch of show business vets sitting around a table at New York's Carnegie Deli and reminiscing about the legendary titular character, a loser… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 27, 1984
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2001
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Consensus: Woody Allen's hard-working, uphill-climbing Broadway talent agent is rendered memorably with equal parts absurdity and affection.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Woody Allen attends to his neglected lovability factor in this tiny, anecdotal comedy.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

All of this is accomplished with wonderfully off-the-wall characterizations.

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Emanuel Levy

Woody Allen received well deserved Oscar nods as writer and director of this original b/w comedy about a talent agent down on his luck.

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Variety Staff

Allen's perfect as a small-time, good-hearted Broadway talent agent, giving his all for a roster of hopeless clients.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Even the swamps of New Jersey look beautiful.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a lovable Woody at the top of his game.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The jokes are firmly embedded in plot and characterisation, and the film, shot by Gordon Willis in harsh black-and-white, looks terrific; but what makes it work so well is the unsentimental warmth pervading every frame.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

An irresistible bauble that showcases one of the best of the 13 performances Mia Farrow delivered in an Allen production.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Another Allen gem.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Woody Allen at the top of his game. Cinematographer Gordon Willis is a God. ''I'll let you have her at the old price, which is anything you… More
Randy Tippy
Let me just say this, my expectations were not exceeded.
Kevin M. Williams
Again with the show business and that big dirty New York seen through nostalgic lenses (it sells, okay, so if it ain't broke don't fix it, oy vey),… More
Spencer S.
A small comedy from Woody Allen, Broadway Danny Rose is nearly a footnote in the great director's still flourishing career. Very much a slice of life… More
Melvin White
Danny Rose: I don't wanna badmouth the kid, but he's a horrible, dishonest, immoral louse. And I say that with all due respect.  Broadway Danny Rose… More
Ken Stachnik
One of the best early pictures from Allen's mid period.