Husbands and Wives
Husbands and Wives (1992)

One of Woody Allen's most seemingly biographical films, Husbands and Wives opens with upper-middle class Manhattan couple Sally (Judy Davis) and Jack (Sydney Pollack) announcing to their best friends, the Roths, that they are splitting… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 18, 1992
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Husbands and Wives is a blistering, emotionally raw snapshot of two marriages self-destructing.

Todd McCarthy

In all respects, this is a full meal, as it deals with the things of life with intelligence, truthful drama and rueful humor.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

With excellent performances (Davis and Pollack in particular), it's his finest film since Hannah and Her Sisters.

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Adam Mars-Jones
Independent (UK)

In a sense, Woody Allen lets himself off the hook by having his character hold back from adultery, and even seem the victim of Mia Farrow's character. But this is not a smug movie, and much the better for it.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Allen's conception of character is as banal and shallow as ever, but the lively performances of some of his actors and the novelty of the film's style make this more watchable than many of his features.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives is a very fine, sometimes brutal comedy about a small group of contemporary New Yorkers.

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Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

Whiny dramedy about marriage has lots of sex, profanity.

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David Ansen

It doesn't suffer from the compulsive tidiness of some of Allen's later movies -- the juices are flowing, the hysteria is closer to the surface -- and in this looser, more volatile atmosphere his extraordinary cast gets to soar.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Husbands and Wives is a defining film for these emotionally embattled times; it's classic Woody Allen.


Smart, sensitive and packed with quality performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
The early nineties' shift from the ideal of true love to a boon in modernized romances is very clearly defined in this very real and poignant film from… More
Jennifer Xu
I have decided that I will limit myself to one Woody Allen film in the films I consider my "favorites," and this shall be the one. Annie Hall may be… More
Alice Shen
The mockumentary set-up is rather unnecessary, and some of the relationships make and break too quickly, but the script holds nothing back. These husbands and… More
John Ballantine
After awhile some of the Woody Allen films start to merge together but I clearly remember this one. Parallels to Woody's own life abound with stand out… More
Reid Volk
Whether you are a fan of Allen or not, this film needs to be watched for the opening scene alone. When Jack (Sydney Pollack) and Sally (Sally Davis) come over… More
Daniel Dolgin
Woody Allen is a highly inconsistent director. While he has created great works throughout the years such as Annie Hall and Midnight in Paris, he's almost… More

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