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7.2
/10
2,533 Ratings

Manhattan Murder Mystery

Directed by Woody Allen
United States, 1993
Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Synopsis

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton play a middle-aged couple in Manhattan who become a pair of amateur sleuths when they begin to suspect that their neighbor has murdered his wife.

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Manhattan Murder Mystery Directed by Woody Allen

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1995 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

César Awards

1994 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

Golden Globes (USA)

1994 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1994 | Nominee: Best Cinematography

Critics reviews

Woody’s lines were certainly wackier back in the day (“We could be living next door to a murderer!”; “Well, you know, New York is a melting pot…”), and the significance of something so blithe coming out after Mia-gate can’t be overstated – but it drove me nuts watching Allen and Keaton hit the same note over and over, and the visual inelegance is hard to ignore.
May 18, 2015
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Keaton hadn’t worked with Allen since Manhattan in 1979 (except to do a fleeting cameo in Radio Days), but you’d never know it based on their chemistry here. As Carol and Larry Lipton, they’re essentially Annie Hall and Alvy Singer as an old married couple, and there’s something instantly heartening about their comfortable, easy banter. It’s like an alternate future in which love triumphed and turned to wedded bliss.
July 24, 2013
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While the movie is no masterpiece, it represents both a significant (albeit tentative) advance in Allen’s work as art and an agreeable (if uneven) return to his practice of “simply” entertaining. Which is to say it’s less successful than Annie Hall but more provocative than Crimes and Misdemeanors – and certainly a lot funnier than Shadows and Fog.
August 27, 1993
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