Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 34
  2. Negative: 12 out of 34
  1. 80
    It's clever, vulgar and fully committed to making us howl with laughter. If only all sequels were this much fun.
  2. Turns out to be a Hollywood sequel of surpassing silliness and wasted talent.
  3. With any sitcom, the freshness is ultimately in the writing, and I think the jokes are better here than in Analyze This, and the actors are more comfortable together. I don't know if De Niro is softening or has lost his edge, but he now seems content mocking himself.
  4. 63
    A genial and unremarkable comedy with its share of tepid laughs. It's a significantly weaker offering than its edgier, livelier older brother.
  5. Even when they don't always add up, these are movies in which De Niro can shrug off the burden of being Robert De Niro. Where the star who was Travis Bickle can again freely assume the part of the great character actor -- if only this time to ask, "You laughin' at me?"
  6. Feels forced every step of the way. Ultimately it's the kind of under-inspired, overblown enterprise that gives Hollywood sequels a bad name.
  7. 50
    The sequel, also directed by Harold Ramis, is painfully padded.
  8. 50
    What we get in Analyze That are several talented actors delivering their familiar screen personas in the service of an idiotic plot.
  9. 50
    It's safe to say that without De Niro Analyze This and That couldn't even exist; or rather, if they did, they would be unwatchable. De Niro is that important to the mix.
  10. This is a movie that both parodies "The Sopranos" and aspires to its mordant humor. I don't think anyone -- not Tony Soprano, not Paul Vitti -- can have it both ways.
  11. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    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.
  12. As for De Niro, he seems to have licence to do what he wants here, without much help from the writers.
  13. Analyze That is no surprise, and pleasant is about the most you can say for it.
  14. Reviewed by: David Grove
    50
    It used to be that the main allure of features was that they could deliver what cable couldn't, but now it's the other way around and one of the biggest problems with Analyze That is that it doesn't show us anything new or really funny, certainly nothing that we can't get on HBO.
  15. 50
    A sequel that never rises to the giddy pitches of skewed humor that the original managed to toss off with such unexpected glee.
  16. 50
    The most surprising thing about the movie is the clumsiness of Harold Ramis' direction. Ramis has never equaled the work he did on "Groundhog Day."
  17. Everyone seems more relaxed this time around, including director Harold Ramis, who was presumably less intimidated now that he knows De Niro can be really funny and draw a large audience to a comedy.
  18. 50
    This tepid sequel to Harold Ramis's mobster-on-the-couch comedy "Analyze This" (1999) is partially redeemed by Robert De Niro's handful of scenes with Cathy Moriarty-Gentile, who made her screen debut as the teenage wife in "Raging Bull."
  19. It's not just that Tony Soprano is richer, darker, cooler, and scarier. The dude gets more laughs.
  20. 40
    Even Cathy Moriarty-Gentile's role as a rival mob boss (with a nod to "Raging Bull") can't save this DOA affair.
  21. Compounds the problems of its predecessor, "Analyze This," while duplicating almost none of its humor.
  22. Mr. Crystal underplays his role wisely and well, while Mr. De Niro parodies -- maybe the better word is pillages -- himself and his career with scary gusto.
  23. The outtakes prove Analyze That could have been even worse.
  24. 30
    All the principals -- except, significantly, screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan -- reprised their roles for the sequel, and all seem confused as to why they returned.
  25. Although there is the germ of a very sharp comedy in the intersection of real mobsters and make-believe thugs in a Hollywood mob comedy, Analyze That is far too lazy to do much with it.
  26. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    30
    The novelty value is completely gone the second time around.
  27. Stuck in that no man's land between comedy and banal movie mob action, and it delivers on neither of these impulses with any force.
  28. Let's look at the bright side. If this movie bombs as it deserves to, we won't have to sit through "Analyze Those" a few years from now!
  29. 25
    Shapeless, sloppy, badly paced mess.
  30. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    25
    That this witless, formulaic sequel to the hit comedy Analyze This even dares to spoof ''The Sopranos'' is embarrassing. It's like Freddie Prinze Jr. slamming Gene Hackman as a bad actor.
  31. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    20
    The annoying Reg Rogers, on the other hand, who plays Little Caesar creator Raoul Berman, delivers his lines like a stoned Pee-wee Herman, and the scene in which Billy Crystal mutters and drools in a restaurant is just disturbing for anyone who admired his work in the past.
  32. Director Harold Ramis and his cast fetch overchewed shticks, but what's surprising is the incompetent witlessness on exhibit. There's no limit to the botched comedy rhythms and wasted opportunities.
  33. So dull and awful, you actually wonder if this is some kind of Andy Kaufmanesque in-joke, a deliberate attempt to douse the spark that made the original film so enjoyable.
User Score
4.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 6 out of 14
  1. Jan 31, 2013
    8
    when it comes to comedy ... u just want to laugh out loud and expect it to give you some moments of rib tickling moments. even if it doesnt have any logic still it works for u . undoubtedly the greatest actor of all time 'niro' gives it a gud shot wid billy. fun to watch . niro fits grt in the role of the boss.. mr crystal wrks grt as a therapist. in all gud movie to watch wid some grt timings among billy n niro .. Full Review »
  2. Sep 1, 2010
    8
    Crystal & De Niro return to reprise their roles of psychiatrist & mob boss. Has one of the rare things of being better than the original. Much more laughs & the scenes with Paul Vitti in his new jobs are brilliant. Full Review »