• Released
  • September 19, 2003
  • R , 1 hr 36 min
  • Romantic Comedy
    Sophisticated Comedy
88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Has some of the wit, sass and sexual candor of an "Annie Hall." But it covers the same kind of territory with more bite and bile.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Because Allen hasn't lost his knack for slapstick with a sting, Anything Else hits its mark more often than not.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
At a time when so many American movies keep dialogue at a minimum so they can play better overseas, what a delight to listen to smart people whose conversation is like a kind of comic music.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
On the plus side are engaging performances by Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci. On the minus side is . . . everything else.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It's asking a lot of audiences to spend nearly two hours with characters as screen-unfriendly as the ones played by Biggs and Ricci, though both actors (and especially Ricci) do what they're asked to do.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
With every recycled piece of business -- which is to say, every scene in Anything Else -- the distance widens between Allen and the elusive audience he pessimistically chases. He has never seemed less in touch with his own real, pulsing, 21st-century city.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The worst performance in a film that diminishes even the talented Stockard Channing is given by Allen. He's never written a more unpleasant, vapid or irredeemable character for himself, and he makes it worse by overplaying.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This seemingly good idea results in disaster. Allen has no insight into the current generation of young people, and his film is just a jumbled rehash of themes and motifs that he's explored elsewhere.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This movie is wretched, condescending, and sad, like watching an elderly man spend more than 100 minutes tapping his arm for the youth vein -- which he never finds.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Too labored to be romantic and too derivative to be funny.
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43 out of 100
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