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6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 22 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32

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  1. Oct 10, 2011
    2
    This film is what Allen would call in his better years, 'mental masturbation.' I don't need to talk about how the story and jokes are shamelessly recycled from other Allen movies, or how all the characters are either boring or unpleasant, or how out of touch the film is with how college graduates talk, or how sick I am of listening to people talking about their fear of death. All I need to say is this: I would rather watch anything else than Anything Else. Expand
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43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 37
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  1. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    70
    The younger casting brings a freshness to the material and, with Allen as the weird mentor, there are plenty of laughs, even if the pacing's slow and the running time over-extended.
  2. Disappointingly mediocre.
  3. With every recycled piece of business -- which is to say, every scene in Anything Else -- the distance widens between Allen and the elusive audience he pessimistically chases. He has never seemed less in touch with his own real, pulsing, 21st-century city.