Analyze That

Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 34
  2. Negative: 12 out of 34

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  1. 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?"
  2. Feels forced every step of the way. Ultimately it's the kind of under-inspired, overblown enterprise that gives Hollywood sequels a bad name.
  3. 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."
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Analyze That is no surprise, and pleasant is about the most you can say for it.
  7. 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.
  8. 50
    A sequel that never rises to the giddy pitches of skewed humor that the original managed to toss off with such unexpected glee.
  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. 50
    What we get in Analyze That are several talented actors delivering their familiar screen personas in the service of an idiotic plot.
  11. 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."
  12. 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.
  13. As for De Niro, he seems to have licence to do what he wants here, without much help from the writers.
  14. 50
    The sequel, also directed by Harold Ramis, is painfully padded.
  15. It's not just that Tony Soprano is richer, darker, cooler, and scarier. The dude gets more laughs.
  16. 40
    Even Cathy Moriarty-Gentile's role as a rival mob boss (with a nod to "Raging Bull") can't save this DOA affair.
  17. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    40
    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.
  18. Compounds the problems of its predecessor, "Analyze This," while duplicating almost none of its humor.
User Score
4.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 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 doesntwhen 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. MuchCrystal & 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 »