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Based on 19 Reviews
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  • 100
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Woody Allen's strongest and most mordantly funny movie in years, even if it is also his bleakest. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is in many ways his most revealing film, his most painful, and if it also contains more than his usual quotient of big laughs, what was it the man said? "We laugh, that we may not cry." show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's a movie of moments, some of which are side-splittingly funny. Arguably, this is the most uproarious comedy that Allen has ever done. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Woody Allen wrote and directed this inventive comedy, which has some good laughs but a very nasty edge. show more

  • 80
    Ron Wells Film Threat

    I've never been a fan, but in the space of a couple hours the Woodster gives both an explanation AND the finger to ALL of his critics. This is mean-spirited fun, just the way we like it! show more

  • 60
    Angie Errigo Empire

    Unnervingly, it is both hilariously funny and quite disturbing, with Allen's neuroses and fixations manifested in some shocking ugliness and intimately personal revelations we'd rather not have seen confirmed. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Although the performances by the star-studded cast are generally excellent, only Billy Crystal really manages to transcend the dour misery of Allen's script: His witty turn as a dapper Satan is a blessed relief from the neurotic gloom. show more

  • 78
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Then along comes a movie like Deconstructing Harry, which marks the writer/director/actor's return to top form, once again using the stuff of his life to create the stuff of his fiction. show more

  • 91
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Deconstructing Harry is Woody Allen's naughty-boy confessional movie, a disquietingly candid and funny portrait of a pathological narcissist. show more

  • 90
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    A bravura act of self-revelation, its vivid portrait of one man's fears, fantasies and neuroses uses a mixture of reality, imagination and comedy to create one of the writer-director's most involving films. show more

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