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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Undisputedly, Allen's most brilliant and mature movie., June 22, 1999
This review is from: Crimes and Misdemeanors (DVD)
What can I say about this movie, except that I have seen it more times than I can count. Each time I watch it, something more is revealed and to me that is the sign of truly excellent writing. The characters are three-dimensional, each with their own idiosyncracies and contradictions. The separate plots compliment each other and stay distinct till the very end, yet they both deal with fundamental human issues and dilemmas. The cast is first-rate. Much of the movie is seen through Allen's character; as always, a cynical and unhappy man, yet you leave the film feeling a certain satisfaction and a greater insight into human behavior. The philosopher is a second narrator, in a sense, and his points of view are pertinent to both of the parallel plots. His suicide adds a twist to the story, where the viewer is suddenly left unsure on how to feel about his poignant words which we once trusted and valued. Overall, the movie is a gem and should be seen by every serious Woody Allen fan as well as those who can't stand him.
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Initial post: Jan 11, 2016 6:34:44 PM PST
Alter Ego says:
"His SUICIDE"? Have you ever heard of NOT GIVING AWAY SPOILERS?
I suppose I should be grateful that I've forgotten the rest of your review, so, with luck, five years from now, I can watch this film and enjoy it, and not remember your comments at all.
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