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3.4
2,255 Ratings

Bananas

Directed by Woody Allen
United States, 1971
Comedy

Synopsis

When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.

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Bananas Directed by Woody Allen

Awards & Festivals

Writers Guild of America

1972 | Nominee: Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

Critics reviews

Allen’s genius is on display: a New York deli take-out order for fifteen-hundred revolutionaries highlights his penchant for the absurd, and an quartet sans instruments in the dictator’s palace hints at surrealism. Never mind that the instruments hadn’t arrived when it came time to shoot, BANANAS succeeds in its high concept spirit despite its fly-by-night production.
October 21, 2011
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Woody Allen was no more felicitous a director in 1971 than later, but this is still one of his best pictures, if only because his limited ambitions (to make a funny movie) match his limited abilities.
January 01, 1980
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