This was OK. My teenage son was hooked by a few Woody lines, it's a good surprise that he still has lines that can make you laugh out loud ( but it was more of a WTF from my son ).
Woody looks old, and his age seems to suit the hypochondriaic character better than 30 years ago.
Again, not the best Woody, but all the characteristics are there: New York, Jazz, removing the 4th wall, neurosis. What more could you want
I rather liked this film, precisely because so much of Woody Allen's personality spilled over into the script. There is not much substance in the film, except for one thing: the hysterical blindness which is the central topic of the plot of the film is closely linked to the extreme split between father and son which is woven into the script for just a few moments early on in the movie but which culminates in the near to final scenes when father and son actually express both their feelings about themselves and about each other...and shortly after, the hysterical blindness ends. Woody Allen gives a good, over-the-top performance as the hysterically blind film director, which actually adds depth to the plot, subtly enough that the person watching the film does not feel like being preached at.
I liked it. If you aren't a Woody Allen fan this is unlikely to convert you, but overall, an enjoyable flick.
Really worth 3 and a half. I really enjoyed this-bright and funny.
Normally Woody Allen fans, but this seemed just laboured an dannoying. Appreciate one needs a sense of his eccentricity but this film failed to excite.
Good for Woody Allen fans only. Not one of his best.
Woody always makes a very watchable movie. I am a fan.
While this movie lacks some of the spark found in other Woody Allen films, Hollywood Ending has enough dazzle to keep it going. The cast featuring a wonderful Tea' Leoni and Debra Messing do wonders!
Typical dreary, argumentative, defensive and inconclusive movie by Woody Allen. Yuk!
I neither liked or disliked this movie. Woody Allen playing basically himself and a storyline that while amusing in places but not laugh out loud funny left me ambivilant about the whole thing
A lot, lot better than I was led to believe. Sure it's not one of his best, but what movies these days come close to Woody's best? There are some absolutely brilliant lines and lovely shots of NYC, in this clunky but warm and sentimental film.
Reminiscent of 1940's style movies, with an improbable plot which requires suspension of disbelief; but if this doesn't worry you then this movie provides plenty of the wit and humour we expect of Woody Allen.
Not one of Woody's best - I actually fell asleep towards the end. Just didn't have the sparkle of his usual fare
Alas, Woody Allen seems to be losing his touch, as this movie is not up to standard. The story is unbelievable--psychosomatic blindness?--and the characters unconvincing. Worth watching for the awesome sight of the son in full punk dress.