Hannah and Her Sisters
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

A Woody Allen Manhattan mosaic, Hannah and Her Sisters concerns the lives, loves, and infidelities among a tightly-knit artistic clan. Hannah (Mia Farrow) regularly meets with her sisters Holly (Dianne Wiest) and Lee (Barbara Hershey) to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 7, 1986
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Smart, tender, and funny in equal measure, Hannah and Her Sisters is one of Woody Allen's finest films.

Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

The marvel of Hannah and Her Sisters is just how many fully realized characters and relationships Allen is able to weave into the fabric of this extraordinarily well-written film. This script is one to be studied by aspiring filmmakers.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

Hannah and Her Sisters is also filmmaking of consummate skill and emotional range. It encompasses brilliant comedy and almost unbearable poignance -- often in the same scene.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Brilliant but mature comic-drama about an imperfect family.

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times

Perfection is boring, but boring is the very last word to describe Hannah and Her Sisters, which just may be a perfect movie.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Allen weaves together the complex narrative strands with ease, punctuating the many variations on betrayal and love with three festive Thanksgiving dinners.

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Joe Baltake
Philadelphia Daily News

This gifted ensemble works hard to make Hannah and Her Sisters the best movie of the year so far, perhaps the best that Allen has ever made.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Hannah and Her Sisters is structured ingeniously so that seemingly separate stories eventually merge in satisfying ways.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Its plot has the elegant geometry of a Philip Barry play.

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Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Allen`s ear for the strained marital conversation, the fury of a breakup and the tentativeness of starting a romance is impeccable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
What makes this film so special and unforgettable - right there with its flawless structure, impeccable direction, three-dimensional characters and phenomenal… More
Chris Weber
Woody Allen skillfully blends comedy and drama in this wonderfully observed portrait of the lives, loves, and issues of a close knit family and their… More
Alice Shen
The pastiche structure of this film is complex though sometimes unsatisfyingly slow. This dysfunctional literati family struggles with passive-aggressive… More
Kevin Cookman
Hannah and Her Sisters is a film with a genuine emotional core and beautifully explores relationships and the meaning of life. Plus, it's hilarious. One… More
Julie B
It's no Bananas, but really, what is?
Dan Schultz
An unmistakable masterpiece from the mind of Woody Allen concerning a tight-knit family and their relationships, experiences, and how they cross paths with one… More

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