Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: March 5, 1999
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TylerDurden900Jul 16, 2014
Analyze this is as funny as Meet The Parents. Deniro parodies himself again, he mocks his mafia image
and the result are brilliant and hilarious. Crystal is also very funny as his shrink who is coerced into
treating him.
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Chaz51Jan 16, 2016
DeNiro can't get any funnier. Joe Viterelli adds so much to every scene and Billy Crystal is Billy Crystal. Fun to watch over and over. When Paul Vitti shoots the pillow ... it is just plain f unny.
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Canberra63Feb 9, 2016
Analyze This is hilarious thanks to the actors. The movie has impressive action scenes and is a clever
parody of the mafia crime genre. Anyone who likes crime and comedy movies will love this movie. The movie
balances the crime and comedy
Analyze This is hilarious thanks to the actors. The movie has impressive action scenes and is a clever
parody of the mafia crime genre. Anyone who likes crime and comedy movies will love this movie. The movie
balances the crime and comedy elements perfectly.
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LuckyOlimMay 15, 2016
Funny, the movie id basically a comedy version of the sopranos, if you're into Italian mafia movies you'll love it. when viti wanted to Wack the Doc, that was hilarious. 10/10
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SpangleFeb 18, 2017
Analyze This is an incredibly funny film that is pretty much what it sound like it would be about. Starring Billy Crystal as Ben Sobel, a psychiatrist, the film pairs him together with Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro). A tough, hard-nosed, and oldAnalyze This is an incredibly funny film that is pretty much what it sound like it would be about. Starring Billy Crystal as Ben Sobel, a psychiatrist, the film pairs him together with Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro). A tough, hard-nosed, and old school gangster, he is having panic attacks stemming from a threat to his life that brings back memories of his father's murder. In a funny and witty comedy, the film pairs the comedic talents of Crystal with the tough guy nature of De Niro resulting in a perfect setup of comedic foils. Thanks to fun writing from Harold Ramis and Kenneth Lonergan, the film may not be serious, but it makes the most of its premise and really works well. It may be thin and referential to gangster movies, but the film entertains and makes you laugh for the entire runtime.

With irresistible chemistry, Crystal plays the man entrusted to break through the tough guy facade of Paul Vitti. Unfortunately, it comes at the time when he is set to be married to Laura (Lisa Kudrow) in Florida. With Paul following him from New York, he is forced to try and work his magic to figure out what ails this man. Suffering from panic attacks and fits of crying, Vitti is risking being killed due to this weakness. He can hear the footsteps and keeps sending his friend Jelly (Joe Vierelli) to go find the doc, regardless of what stage of getting married he finds himself in. Even worse, gangster Primo Sindone (Chazz Palminteri) wants Paul dead and the mafia, once they find out about the psychiatrist, want Ben dead. What ensues is a pretty predictable and run-of-the-mill comedy that finds humor out of making a gangster soft and a psychiatrist into a gun toting tough guy. Yet, it works.

Crystal and De Niro's chemistry is what sells this one as Crystal smart, witty, and mouthy comedic style really works in this film. De Niro is equally good in his role as a remorseful gangster that does not want to leave his son without a father or see him follow a life as a gangster. Yet, the film does exist on a higher plain to a degree as it examines and breaks down the tough guy facade. In reality, it is merely a copping mechanism to shelter their fragile psyches from being hurt. Or, they are just psycho. The latter obviously being far more dangerous. In the case of Paul Vitti, he just acts out of anger and desperation after being left to fend for himself after his father is killed. Thus, though the film is simply straight forward fun, Ramis and Lonergan manage to make the film have a little more depth in this area. In this blending of their two worlds, the two men are able to learn from one another. Ben Sobel learns to stand up for himself and not take abuse. Paul Vitti learns that being emotional and expressing your feelings does not make you weak. For a silly comedy that is just a twist on the buddy comedy formula, it does provide very well-written characters with solid, well-defined arcs and with purposeful actions in this film.

Honestly, however, there is not much to say about this one. Even what I have written is a bit of a stretch. Bottom line: Analyze This is hysterical. Billy Crystal is Billy Crystal and De Niro turns in one of his funnier performances of his late comedy-focused period. With good writing, great jokes, and terrific comedic timing and delivery from its cast, Analyze This is one of those films that is easy entertainment and will have you laughing throughout.
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ERG1008Sep 1, 2010
Robert De Niro hams it up as a gang boss with a few in jokes here & there. Nice to see him taking the piss out of himself.
Billy Crystal plays the straight man &, despite it being a bit weak at the end, a pretty funny film.
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python2000Dec 15, 2013
One of the first and best of Robert De Niro's self parody performances. Not exactly hysterical, but very funny without a doubt. Strangely De Niro provides most of the laughs instead of the comedian Billy Crystal. However one of the mobstersOne of the first and best of Robert De Niro's self parody performances. Not exactly hysterical, but very funny without a doubt. Strangely De Niro provides most of the laughs instead of the comedian Billy Crystal. However one of the mobsters henchmen named Jelly is the most likable and entertaining of the whole cast. I wish the actor Joe Viterelli appeared in more movies so that he might be more well known, he is strangely funny without telling many jokes. Some scenes were unfortunately laugh free, Lisa Kudrow's character seriously reminds me of Skyler from Breaking Bad, all she ever does is moan and spoil Crystal's characters fun. A very entertaining, but no more than satisfactory comedy which will definitely make you laugh but not a great deal Expand
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lasttimeisawApr 21, 2014
In remembrance of the late writer-director Harold Ramis, whose GROUNDHOG DAY (1993, 9/10) is one of my all-time favorite comedies, ANALYZE THIS is another hoot although actually it is the brainchild of De Niro and Crystal, a farcical pasticheIn remembrance of the late writer-director Harold Ramis, whose GROUNDHOG DAY (1993, 9/10) is one of my all-time favorite comedies, ANALYZE THIS is another hoot although actually it is the brainchild of De Niro and Crystal, a farcical pastiche of De Niro's classic mafia mien (from THE GODFATHER: PART II 1974 to GOODFELLAS 1990, 9/10 and CASINO 1995, 7/10), he plays Paul Vitti, the notorious mobster boss, survives an assassination from his rival Primo (Palminteri) lately but horrified to find out his masculinity has been chipped away by certain panic attacks, he becomes a gun-shy and over-sentimental cry-baby, what's more vexing, his bed performance is effected as well. Therefore in order to solve the crisis, he visits a shrink, Dr. Ben Sobel (Chrystal), for treatment.

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Compi24Apr 8, 2016
You'd think that a project featuring such names as "De Niro," "Crystal," and "Ramis" wouldn't possess such a glaring deficit of genuine laughs. But, somehow, "Analyze This" defies the odds, delivering the audience a plateful of undercookedYou'd think that a project featuring such names as "De Niro," "Crystal," and "Ramis" wouldn't possess such a glaring deficit of genuine laughs. But, somehow, "Analyze This" defies the odds, delivering the audience a plateful of undercooked and underseasoned jokes, fueled by half-hearted performances and a truly lame third act. I honestly expected so much more. Expand
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TonyBOct 23, 2005
What a waste of time this overly praised claptrap is. If there's any genuine humor to be found here, I'm afraid it eluded me. Every now and then DeNiro and Crystal stop playing DeNiro and Crystal. Alas, this is not one of those times.
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