Bananas Reviews

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June 4, 2019
When it comes for sheer, unadulterated fun, [Allen] never seemed more youthful or more exuberant than he did here.
May 10, 2013
Rapid-fire gags and some inspired one-liners qualify this as an early classic from Allen.
May 10, 2013
One of the early, funny films that a more mature Allen would dismiss later in his career, but nevertheless worth seeing again and again.
May 10, 2013
Although some of the humor falls flat in this early Allen comedy, his satire of revolutions and revolutionaries is perpetually topical; subsequent events in Central America have only enhanced the film's appeal.
March 18, 2010
It is a funny picture - not too consistently, and certainly not too coherently, but when it hits, it hits.
September 5, 2009
A study of the Cuban Revolution by way of Freedonia
September 4, 2008
Bananas is chockfull of sight gags, one-liners and swiftly executed unnecessary excursions into vulgarity whose humor for the most part can't make up for content.
March 30, 2007
Inspired by the Marx Brothers comedies (specifically Duck Soup), Woody Allen made a leap forward as filmmaker in his second feature, a zany satire composed of riotous sketches and incoherent but funny one-liners.
July 24, 2006
An attempt to capture the same zaniness the Marx Brothers had in Duck Soup.
January 26, 2006
Wonderfully incoherent.
May 9, 2005
Allen's view of the world is fraught with everything except pathos, and it's a view I happen to find very funny.
March 26, 2005
October 25, 2004
I still love Woody's masked parents.
June 19, 2004
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November 20, 2003
The material ranges from the wild and funny to several moments that are quite tasteless. The result is a very uneven comedy.
September 2, 2003
February 14, 2003
October 22, 2002
Yes, Allen has made better movies -- lots of them -- but I'm not sure he ever made anything funnier.
October 21, 2002
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