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Woody Allen: A Documentary, Pt. 1

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Robert B. Weide

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About the Movie

Beginning with Allen’s childhood and his first professional gigs as a teen — furnishing jokes for comics and publicists — WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY chronicles the trajectory and longevity of Allen’s career: from his work in the 1950s-60s as a TV scribe for Sid Caesar, standup comedian and frequent TV talk show guest, to a writer-director averaging one film-per-year for more than 40 years. Director Bob Weide covers Allen’s earliest film work in “Take the Money and Run,” “Bananas, Sleeper,” and “Love and Death”; frequent Oscar® favorites such as “Annie Hall,” “Manhattan,” “Zelig,” “Broadway Danny Rose,” “Purple Rose of Cairo,” “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” “Husbands & Wives,” “Bullets Over Broadway,” and “Mighty Aphrodite”; and his recent globetrotting phase with “Match Point,” “Vicky Christina Barcelona,” and his latest success “Midnight in Paris.”

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 19
  • Fresh: 18
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Appropriately fawning. – Charlie Lyne, Ultra Culture, Jul 6, 2012

Fresh: This documentary is a pleasure, though we don't get too far beneath the surface. – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian, Jun 7, 2012

Fresh: There is more to Woody Allen: A Documentary than its modest title suggests, although perhaps not quite enough to justify swapping that "a" for "the". – Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph (UK), Jun 7, 2012

Fresh: I could have watched this armada forever. The clips alone, from Sleeper, Annie Hall, Zelig and others, pageant his greatness. – Nigel Andrews, Financial Times, Jun 7, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Loved every minuted

What a great film this was, highly recommended for every fan or none fan of the great, wierd, complex human being mr Allan is. Can not whait for part 2 !

A true master!

Amazing documentary and a must watch for all movie fans, whether you're a Woody fan or not. Looking forward to Part 2.

Long but very good

I have gone through love and hate phases with Woody Allen.

His best work is classic and his worst tries your patience. But…at least his worst is when he was trying to do something and you have to give him credit for that.

This documentary is a very good review of his LONG career. It's LONG because his career is long. He's a fascinating person and a prolific creator and consequently you will probably want to watch both parts if you watch the first ten minutes and like it.

If you wonder what all the fuss is about you'll probably be mesmerized and if you looked at his movies and went HUH? you will hate every last second. I liked it very much.

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  • $6.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2011

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