Hollywood Ending

Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 37
  2. Negative: 6 out of 37

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Critic Reviews

  1. 75
    A small film, but its ease and grace are virtues that can't be overrated.
  2. 63
    I liked the movie without loving it. It's not great Woody Allen, like "Sweet and Lowdown" or "Bullets Over Broadway," but it's smart and sly, and the blindness is an audacious idea.
  3. Not perfect, and neither are life or the movies. But you'd have to be blind yourself not to relish its qualities or laugh at its barbs.
  4. The movie is Allen's most successful in years, even if you don't see it as a self-made commentary on his own career. Credit goes less to the comic dialogue than to the razor-sharp performances of an excellent cast.
  5. 63
    There's a mean little Hollywood satire squirreled away within Hollywood Ending, but you have to look hard to find it.
  6. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Jami Bernard
    75
    A bouquet of snappy one-liners and disarming nuttiness.
  7. 75
    A beautifully shot film with a funny French-twist ending.
  8. It might not be good enough to make you laugh consistently, but Hollywood Ending looks good enough to eat.
  9. This is an excellent comedy, and the fact that it's made by a filmmaker with even better movies on his resume is nothing to hold against it.
  10. His persona clicks, the physical comedy amuses, and its comic vision is tantalizing enough to make us suspect the Old Master still may have at least one masterpiece in him trying to get out.
  11. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    75
    Woody Allen is good for his funniest screen romp in a while, thanks to a few evenly spaced standout scenes of laugh-out-loud intensity.
  12. It's a brilliant concept, one of Allen's finest. Love the concept, baby. But the execution is, well, average.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Sep 17, 2011
    3
    Allen takes an interesting enough premise into sitcom territory in Hollywood Ending, an astonishingly boring and vacuous excuse for comedy,Allen takes an interesting enough premise into sitcom territory in Hollywood Ending, an astonishingly boring and vacuous excuse for comedy, full of recycled jokes, plot, ideas, and scenes that ramble on forever with no end. Full Review »