Manhattan Murder Mystery
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

There's a real murder and a real mystery in Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery, but these plot pegs are used mainly to allow Allen to explore modern urban relationships. Allen plays a N.Y.C. book editor, Larry Lipton, married to… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 18, 1993
DVD Release Date: December 15, 1998
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Nobody labors quite like Woody Allen to produce a modest entertainment.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

That Woody Allen found time to be remotely funny -- in the midst of his highly publicized legal troubles -- surely merits some kind of professional award.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An engaging life imitates art comedy/crime drama.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A movie inspired by movie escapism. Minor, but surprisingly, almost defiantly upbeat.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

"Manhattan Murder Mystery" is an accomplished balancing act.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Witty Woody Allen film about marriage and maybe murder.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Although "Manhattan Murder Mystery" struggles with its own contrivances, it achieves a gentle, nostalgic grace and a hint of un-self-conscious wisdom.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Happily, these two stir up stardust memories of his earlier, funnier work, instead of the embarrassing voyeurism of "Husbands and Wives."

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Emanuel Levy

A minor-league Allen, an amiable romp that, like The Thin Man, tries to blend suspense with marital comedy, not always successfully.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
One of Allen's greatest nineties' films, his bulk of work is neurotic comedies and iffy dramas. He has hit some home runs with the very subtle Crimes… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>''Claustrophia and a dead body - this is a neurotic's jackpot'' </i> A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when… More
Tim Salmons
I don't claim to be a Woody Allen film expert by any means. I've only seen a handle of his films (as of this writing), but I tend to enjoy them every… More
Candy Rose
Couple find themsleves in a murder mystery. Good cast.
Reid Volk
An intriguing blend of mystery and comedy. Feels like Alvy and Annie got old and moved in next door to a possible murderer. Clearly a love letter to the classic… More
Jennifer Xu
definitely not woody allen's greatest contribution to cinema, but makes up for the slightly ridiculous plot and unrounded characters by supplying me with… More