Full Movie Reviews
Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/27/2020
Annie Hall: "It's so clean out here."
Alvy Singer: "That's because they don't throw their garbage away, they turn it into television shows."
If someone ever asked me what some of the best screenplays are out there, the first would be ‘Pulp Fiction’ and the second being ‘Annie Hall’. A remarkable movie, unlike anything before or since. The visual storytelling adds to the sharp comedic charm. A prime example of life imitates art.
‘Annie Hall’ is a romantic comedy that defies movie conventions. It’s no Hollywood fluff, nor is it a depressing soap drama. It’s a movie that looks at the ups and downs of relationships, because relationships aren't that black and white. It finds the right balance that you rarely get. It politely destroys your fantasies by introducing a …
memento_mori - wrote on 09/15/2013
Considered to be Woody Allen's masterwork of romance and humor, Annie Hall has gone down in history with many filmgoers and critics alike for being so relatable… I can testify it's a good romcom, but where exactly is the relatable part?
I of course like, what everyone understands under the film. The humor and the way it is displayed. The dialogue is over the top and extravagant. I simply adore the way the story is told through nervous Alvy Singer's eyes, often breaking the fourth wall to bring a point across or express something. His mannerisms and way of speech add all the more hilarity to the role and brings new life to romantic comedy couples. Every time those two were on screen, I was giggling.
My main problem with this film is that I don't know how to properly judge it. I …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/24/2013
The on-screen romance between Allen and Keaton works wonders for this film. It's unfortunate that the impressive dialogue was not realistic enough. Who would say these lines in real life? "Don't you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we're left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers? I think of us that way sometimes and I live here." or let’s say "Sometimes when I'm driving... on the road at night... I see two headlights coming toward me. Fast. I have this sudden impulse to turn the wheel quickly, head-on into the oncoming car. I can anticipate the explosion. The sound of shattering glass. The... flames rising out of the flowing gasoline." Creatively pessimistic and annoying. Had a few laughs like when Annie was driving fast and a young Alvy with his …
Arbogast1960 - wrote on 05/30/2008
Lobsters. An animated Snow White spoof. A coital out of body experience. Split-screens. Direct addresses to the camera. Non-linear chronology. These are just a handful of the mechanisms that Woody Allen employs in his lively, infectious romantic comedy. Usually, when one hears the phrase "romantic comedy," one instinctively cringes, visions of tired, treacly creakers like Serendipity or What Happens in Vegas popping frighteningly into one's head. Annie Hall disregards all these conventions and demonstrates the possibilities of the genre. Allen's neurotic nebbish, in full "Woody" mode, and Keaton's scatterbrained title character form one of the most endearing couples in screen history--particularly Keaton, who enchants in one of her finest, Oscar-winning performances. The film …
Delorted - wrote on 11/24/2007
Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) was your average neurotic New York comic before he met Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). Their relationship together is seen in the Best Picture winning film, “Annie Hall.”
Allen is an interesting director. If you look at his work one way, it’s absolutely horrible, but if you look at it another, it’s genius. “Annie Hall” is no exception, as I personally have seen it both way.
This film is almost like watching a stage play, but it’s done in a way that could only work on film. While watching, you feel like you’re right there in their relationship with them, watching it unfold. It’s a very interesting experience.
I’ve never been a huge fan of Allen’s work and yet every time I see something he’s done, I love it. I think it’s just an old …