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Analyze That

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Amusing mob comedy for older teens only.

Movie R 2002 96 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

a wasted opportunity

If this would've been a movie about redemption it would've been a good movie. In other words, if the main character, Paul, would've found a job and been successful at it once he got released from prison it would've been a good movie, as it would've provided hope and been an inspiration for anyone who's ever been in prison but has since turned over (or been trying to turn over) a new leaf. But, unfortunately, that's not the way the story went. I suppose that anyone who likes THE SOPRANOS might like this movie. But I'm sorry. I just can't recommend this movie to anyone.
age 15+

Not for kids NO 7+ or 2+

Which idiots rated this for 7 and 2+? This if for 15+

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Overall, this one isn't as good as the first, but it's great to see Robert DeNiro doing comedy. After decades as America's most respected dramatic actor, DeNiro discovered that he enjoyed making people laugh in Analyze This and he does it again in the aptly titled sequel, ANALYZE THAT. There are some slow patches, and Lisa Kudrow as Sobel's wife is badly misused. The plot doesn't go anywhere and the attempt to make the pretentious producer of the television show funny does not work at all.

But it is sheer joy to see DeNiro give everything he's got (which is plenty) to the pure pleasure of comic madness, and every time he comes on screen, the movie takes off like a rocket. Raging Bull fans will delight in seeing DeNiro onscreen with the woman who played Vicki LaMotta, Cathy Moriarty. They still have great chemistry. And be sure to stay for the outtakes at the end. I know they have become a cliché, but these are worth the wait.

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