Bullets Over Broadway

Bullets Over Broadway

Bullets Over Broadway

Woody Allen backstage crime comedy set at the height of the Roaring Twenties. Stars John Cusack and Dianne Wiest.

David Shayne (Cusack) is a straight-arrow playwright who plans to stand firm against compromising his work, but quickly abandons that stance when his producer (Jack Warden) finds a backer to mount his show on Broadway. There's just one catch, however: the backer is a mobster (Joe Viterelli) who sees Shayne's play as a vehicle for his dizzy, talent-free girlfriend, Olive (Jennifer Tilly).

Winner of Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Wiest), 1995 Academy Awards
1994Rating: M, Offensive language98 minsUSA
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Bullets Over Broadway / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A backstage comedy bolstered by healthy shots of prohibition gangster melodrama and romantic entanglements.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Allen has drawn on autobiographical specifics in other films, but this may be the one in which he speaks most seriously from the heart.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

One of Allen's best and most revealing comedies, as much a moral meditation as it is dazzling fun.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The movie is very funny and, in the way it follows its logic wherever it leads, surprisingly tough.

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