Analyze That 2002

Critics score:
27 / 100

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Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News: Where the first movie struck just the right tone, blending anxiety attacks with machine-gun attacks to come up with a comic La Cosa Neurosis, this picture consistently goes too far in all directions. Read more

Ty Burr, Boston Globe: Some of this might fly if there were a script, any script, but under the direction of Harold Ramis, the supporting cast mills about aimlessly while the two stars shoot potty-mouth improvisations at each other. Read more

Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press: While Analyze That can't re-create the freshness of the first film, writers Peter Tolan, Peter Steinfeld and director Harold Ramis ... have come up with a couple of bits that may inspire you to snort-laugh, though you'll feel guilty about it later. Read more

Connie Ogle, Miami Herald: Little more than a mildly amusing retread. Read more

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper: I can analyze this movie in three words: Thumbs Friggin' Down. Read more

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times: Feels unnecessary. Read more

Susan Stark, Detroit News: Although the level of the comedy declines as the movie proceeds, there's no denying the fun of watching De Niro and Crystal having fun. Read more

Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune: Where This was lazy but enjoyable, a formula comedy redeemed by its stars, That is even lazier and far less enjoyable. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: A loose-jointed series of skits, laced with running jokes that poke mild fun at mob movie cliches and therapeutic psychobabble. Read more

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The shtick still works. Read more

Manohla Dargis, Los Angeles Times: The jokes are delivered with all the surprise you get with filmmaking on cruise control, but Ramis and Co. seem to be having a good time and every so often they do manage to slide in a bit that's so wily and understated it nearly avoids detection. Read more

Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle: Your response to its new sequel, Analyze That, may hinge on what you thought of the first film. Read more

Paul Clinton (, De Niro and Crystal are capable of being a great comedic team, but just like any other actors they're only as good as the script -- and this one is decidedly underwelming. Read more

Steven Rosen, Denver Post: Just a collection of this and that -- whatever fills time -- with no unified whole. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: It doesn't take long to get the sinking sensation that you're seeing a shadow of a former joke. Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: Patient suffers from serious delusions of humour and a desire to cash in on previously successful strategies. Read more

Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News: The screenplay flounders under the weight of too many story lines. Read more

John Patterson, L.A. Weekly: If only all sequels were this much fun. Read more

John Anderson, Newsday: A moment of silence, please, for the career of Robert De Niro. Once considered the finest American screen actor alive, he has reduced himself to singing I Feel Pretty. It is anything but. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Analyze That delivers its share of amusing moments, but, when it comes to inventive or inspired comedy, it is lacking. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: What we get in Analyze That are several talented actors delivering their familiar screen personas in the service of an idiotic plot. Read more

Charles Taylor, Nothing here seems as funny as it did in Analyze This, not even Joe Viterelli as De Niro's right-hand goombah. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Audiences who loved Analyze This may have to see the new movie to believe just how empty it is. What they'll find is a profound difference between This and That. Read more

Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Read more

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Peter Howell, Toronto Star: An offer we can most definitely refuse. Read more

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Mike Clark, USA Today: Though the picture falls apart whenever the two leads aren't on screen together, you can argue that That isn't that inferior to its predecessor. Read more

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Michael Atkinson, Village Voice: The by now exhausted one-joke scenario -- Mafioso on the couch -- revisited and rehashed with unimaginative franchise fidelity. Read more

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post: Wasting Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal's talent and too much of our time. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Dull and awful. Read more