Deconstructing Harry is a 1997 comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. This film tells the story of a successful writer named Harry Block, played by Allen, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.
- Woody Allen as Harry Block
- Richard Benjamin as Ken, Harry’s Character
- Billy Crystal as Larry, Harry’s friend / The Devil
- Judy Davis as Lucy, Jane’s sister
- Mariel Hemingway as Beth Kramer
- Robin Williams as Mel, Harry’s Character
- Hazelle Goodman as Cookie Williams
- Demi Moore as Helen, Harry’s character
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Deconstructing Harry: Critical Response
“It isn’t as lovable as “Annie Hall” or “Hannah and Her Sisters,” and it’s not as overtly philosophical as “Crimes and Misdemeanors.” And that’s probably why “Deconstructing Harry” is underrated by film/Allen fans. Still, it ranks among the Top 5 Allen films.”
Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes is 73% for 37 reviews. The audience Score is 82% for 22.227 User Ratings.
Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 61 out of 100, based on 19 reviews and an user score of 7.5 based on 33 rating.
On French AlloCiné, it gets 3.3/5 (spectators, 908 ratings).
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Harry Block: Tradition is the illusion of permanence.
Doris: You have no values. Your whole life: it’s nihilism, it’s cynicism, it’s sarcasm and orgasm.
Harry Block: You know, in France, I could run on that slogan and win.