Husbands and Wives 1992

Critics score:
100 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives is a very fine, sometimes brutal comedy about a small group of contemporary New Yorkers. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: Allen's conception of character is as banal and shallow as ever, but the lively performances of some of his actors and the novelty of the film's style make this more watchable than many of his features. Read more

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David Ansen, Newsweek: It doesn't suffer from the compulsive tidiness of some of Allen's later movies -- the juices are flowing, the hysteria is closer to the surface -- and in this looser, more volatile atmosphere his extraordinary cast gets to soar. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: What Husbands and Wives argues is that many "rational" relationships are actually not as durable as they seem, because somewhere inside every person is a child crying me! me! me! Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: With excellent performances (Davis and Pollack in particular), it's his finest film since Hannah and Her Sisters. Read more

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Todd McCarthy, Variety: In all respects, this is a full meal, as it deals with the things of life with intelligence, truthful drama and rueful humor. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: With its relationship angst and Lolita temptations, Husbands and Wives hits embarrassingly close to Allen's home. But it also hits its comic target. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: Allen, the schlemiel, has humiliated himself and hurt his family, disillusioned his fans and become a case in point for the GOP, but he has also hit upon an issue that is universally applicable. Read more