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Year
1979
Runtime
96 min.
Director
Woody Allen
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
96,947
Checks
21,775
Favs
2,084
Dislikes
142
Favs/checks
9.6% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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  1. mi-16evil's avatar

    mi-16evil

    Certainly this film is well acted and expertly written but I think what really shines is the absolute stunning beauty of it. Some shots are simply some of the best frames in film history. Gordon Willis is a god of cinematography and this is probably his best work (yes even better than The Godfather movies).

    Simply put this movie is porn for black-and-white film aficionados.
    7 years ago
  2. Zeltaebar's avatar

    Zeltaebar

    Manhattan is a beautifully shot piece of film with stunning, black-and-white, haunting images and the supporting performances in this movie are spectacular, especially the sweet Mariel Hemingway. Woody Allen plays his usual neurotic and self-centered urbanite. He is the protagonist of the movie and as such should hold our sympathy during the entanglements in the latter part of the movie, but because of his selfish streak, he becomes quite unbearable. There is much truth and identification-material in his character however, though unpleasant as that may well be. Woody Allen's trademark comedy flows as an undercurrent throughout the movie, usually derived from his character's snappy remarks and well-crafted dialogue, but is more clever than funny. 3 years 6 months ago
  3. crcurran's avatar

    crcurran

    Some of the dialogue was interesting but, come on, it was boring and Mariel Hemmingways character at 17 years old attraction to Woody Allen, 42, is bewildering. I even found him hanging outside the high school creepy. Think of it this way, why was her character 17? What did it add to the movie that a 23 year old character in college couldn't have done for the story. 5 years 2 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #19 in TimeOut's 100 Best Romantic Movies
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  2. This movie ranks #34 in BAFTA - Best Film
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  3. This movie ranks #45 in 1970s
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  4. This movie ranks #46 in AFI's 100 years...100 laughs
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  6. This movie ranks #66 in AFI's 100 years...100 passions
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  9. This movie ranks #93 in Cahiers du cinéma 100
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  10. This movie ranks #106 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  11. This movie ranks #115 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  12. This movie ranks #128 in Roger Ebert: the great movies
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  13. This movie ranks #177 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  14. This movie ranks #186 in Film Comedy
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  15. This movie ranks #337 in National Film Registry
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  16. This movie ranks #370 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  18. This movie ranks #585 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  19. This movie ranks #651 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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