Deconstructing Harry Synopsis
An author with an infamous personal life comes under attack by his friends and former wives.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Woody Allen's strongest and most mordantly funny movie in years, even if it is also his bleakest.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Deconstructing Harry is Woody Allen's naughty-boy confessional movie, a disquietingly candid and funny portrait of a pathological...
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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
A bravura act of self-revelation, its vivid portrait of one man's fears, fantasies and neuroses uses a mixture of reality, imagination and...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is in many ways his most revealing film, his most painful, and if it also contains more than his usual quotient of big laughs, what...
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Film Threat

By Ron Wells
I've never been a fan, but in the space of a couple hours the Woodster gives both an explanation AND the finger to ALL of his critics. This...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Then along comes a movie like Deconstructing Harry, which marks the writer/director/actor's return to top form, once again using the stuff...
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By James Berardinelli
It's a movie of moments, some of which are side-splittingly funny. Arguably, this is the most uproarious comedy that Allen has ever done.
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By Angie Errigo
Unnervingly, it is both hilariously funny and quite disturbing, with Allen's neuroses and fixations manifested in some shocking ugliness...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Woody Allen wrote and directed this inventive comedy, which has some good laughs but a very nasty edge.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Although the performances by the star-studded cast are generally excellent, only Billy Crystal really manages to transcend the dour misery...
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