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Old December 11 2011, 02:37 AM   #908
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Re: Movies Seen in 2011

189. Manhattan Murder Mystery (B-)

An enjoyable Woody Allen movie, but certainly not top shelf. Part of the problem is that the movie isn't always successful blending suspense and comedy. Most of the time, the suspense just isn't all that effective. Still, it's nice to see Keaton and Allen back one last time, even if this isn't Annie Hall. Alan Alda and Anjelica Huston are both good in support, too.

Visually, it's a bit dull, to the point that the allusion to The Lady from Shanghai in the finale ends up feeling out of place, since the rest of the movie has been so ordinary. This surprised me, since Carlo Di Palma photographed a number of much better looking Allen movies.

I don't to sound down on it, though. It's a funny movie. Worth watching on Netflix Instant, where I caught it.
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