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Manhattan Murder Mystery

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Manhattan Murder Mystery

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
performer:
Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Anjelica Huston, Diane Keaton, Joy Behar, Ron Rifkin
director:
Woody Allen
author:
11575, 72210
genre:
Comedy, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C

Manhattan Murder Mystery‘s riff on ”Rear Window” is slight and mild fun: Woody Allen’s wife (Diane Keaton), thinking their neighbor has killed his wife, becomes a compulsive sleuth — against her husband’s constant griping. The scattered and panicked neurosis that used to be amusing, even charming, in Allen’s films has turned sourly familiar. In fact, he has become such a killjoy character that he ruins his own movies with his whining. Three or four titters do not a comedy make, and rehashing the plot of an old movie does not enhance a mystery.

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