Remove ads

Information

Year
1986
Runtime
107 min.
Director
Woody Allen
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
59,330
Checks
10,371
Favs
887
Dislikes
58
Favs/checks
8.6% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
* View IMDb information

Top comments

  1. TomServo's avatar

    TomServo

    This movie is full of great scenes and great performances, but it's all about Woody Allen's monologue at the end, which has to be one of the best in all of cinema. 6 years 2 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters got four Oscars and certainly features one of his strongest casts, but I didn't fall in love with it. The film follows the lives and loves of the title characters and the men who love them, over the course of a year or two, many of them getting in on the narration. It's well-observed and actor-driven (indeed, a lot of the actors are PLAYING actors), frequently funny, and no surprise, uses New York to full advantage as a location. I suppose what bothered me about it is that it felt strangely unfocused. We spend an inordinate amount of time with Woody Allen's own character, a fidgety TV executive having an existential crisis, and yet, that's where the best comedy comes from and what best delivers the film's theme that life is meant to be lived, and passions meant to be followed. Perhaps what charmed audiences in 1986 was the clash of two different films crashing into each other like that. I'm not saying it doesn't work, only that it didn't quite do it for me. Warning: A couple of very brief moments have aged badly and may make modern audiences cringe; won't get into it, but it's got to do with Allen's later personal life. 3 years 4 months ago
  3. jeremydw's avatar

    jeremydw

    As TomServo said, a very great film but Allen's monologue makes this an essential film. Life changing. 5 years ago
See all comments

Friends

Login to see which of your friends have seen this movie!

Activity

  1. pvalenz added this movie to their watchlist 1 day 10 hours ago
  2. intothelore, ActualOzOz and jimmy2608 checked this movie 2 days 3 hours ago
  3. Kassis and Gordon_Gekko checked this movie 4 days 6 hours ago
See more activity

In 8 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #85 in Golden Globe Best Picture Winners
    Golden Globe Best Picture Winners's icon

    Golden Globe Best Pictur…

    85
  2. This movie ranks #285 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
    Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown's icon

    Halliwell's Top 1000: Th…

    285
  3. This movie ranks #355 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
    Academy Award Best Picture Nominees's icon

    Academy Award Best Pictu…

    355
  4. This movie ranks #371 in The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
    The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made's icon

    The Best 1,000 Movies Ev…

    371
  5. This movie ranks #414 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
    TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life's icon

    TimeOut's 1000 Films to …

    414
  6. This movie ranks #443 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
    Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List's icon

    Sight and Sound 2012 - C…

    443
  7. This movie ranks #519 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
    They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?'s icon

    They Shoot Pictures, Don…

    519
  8. This movie ranks #741 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die's icon

    1001 Movies You Must See…

    741
View all lists this movie is in