Bullets Over Broadway details
|Starring:||Joe Viterelli, Dianne Wiest, Tracey Ullman, Jim Broadbent, Jack Warden, Debi Mazar, Jennifer Tilly, John Cusack, Harvey Fierstein, Chazz Palminteri, Tony Sirico, Mary-Louise Parker, Rob Reiner|
Bullets Over Broadway
|Run time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Shhh. Don't say speak, don't speak, don't say anythingBy a customer from London , 19 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I remember hearing once that Bullets Over Broadway was the film that Woody considered his best.
After watching this film again, I had to disagree with him. That is, this movie isn't just one of his best, but I would have to put in the top five of all comedy films.
The plot is lovely and silly, it's romantic and all of the actors give great performances.
Even if you don't like Woody Allen films, I suggest you add this one to your list today. And if you are a Woody fan and haven't seen this yet, then get on it...
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Firing A Few BlanksBy a customer from Doncaster , 28 Oct 2010You either love it or hate it! I didn't love it, but, I enjoyed it. It has a stellar cast and should have been better. Dianne Wiest won an Oscar for best supporting actress and Chaz Palminteri should have had on for his portrayal of Cheech, the gangster with the soul of a poet but an unfortunate method of changing the cast of a play. John Cusack as a young Woody Allen type and Olive Neal as his love interest don't quite come off. Excellent supporting performances from Rob Reiner, Jack Warden, Harvey Fierstein, Tracey Ullman, Jim Broadbent and Marie louise Parker. Woody Allen's films are always worth seeing and may take more than one viewing to appreciate all the nuances of the plot.
One Of Woody's Best Comedys!!!By a customer from Wolverhampton , 28 Oct 2009I have only just started to get into 'Woody Allen' and thought I would add this 1994 feature to my rental list. I am so glad that I did as this movie had me in stitches from start to finish.
'John Cusack' gives a great performance as the struggling playwright and plays his character very similar to Woody's own personal neurotic portrayals.
'Chazz Palminteri' is also wonderful as the deeply creative but ruthless hitman to an aging mob boss, and 'Dianne Wiest' is wonderfully flamboyant & dramatic making her screen time a real pleasure to watch.
There is also fine performances from the support cast including 'Joe Viterelli, Jim Broadbent, and 'Tracey Ullman'.
The person who really steals the show for me though is easily 'Jennifer Tilly', in a role that is custom made for her and which she plays to pure perfection. She is hilarious as the untalented gangster's moll complete with sexy bimbo persona, short temper and a voice that could curdle milk.
Very entertaining!!! :)
This movie 's got rythm!By a customer from London , 09 May 2009My all time favorite Woody movie. It has the Woody Allen rythm in the dialouge, the pace, the long scenes where he lets the actors act and they really pull it off brilliantly. The energy throughout the movie is enough to make Broadway shine its bright lights to the moon. A masterpiece.
Not Allen's GreatestBy a customer from London , 04 Mar 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideBullets over Broadway is quite a disappointment. A marvellous plot twist has mafia heavy Cheech, the body guard for an utterly talentless Broadway wannabe, turning out to be a gifted playwrite. This is a great idea and should have made a splendid film, but many of the performances are over-wrought and seem under-rehearsed. The result is flat and for the most part unfunny. But it looks good, with the sense of 30s New York theatre-land captured perfectly. See it, but don't expect too much. Not vintage Woody Allen.
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still waiting for it to arriveBy a customer from Hove , 11 Jan 2009Notified this site 2 months ago that we received an envelope without the disc in it. Still waiting for it to be sent. Don't know why it has appeared under 'previously rented titles'