Sight and Sound - 06/01/2012
"Weide lovingly and painstakingly tells the story of how Allen blossomed as a filmmaker."
Total Film - 07/01/2012 3 stars out of 5 -- "Illustrated with clips and talking heads aplenty, A DOCUMENTARY starts enthusiastically."
Uncut - 07/01/2012
"[T]his is respectful documentary-making about a heritage artist....The best content finds Allen returning to the house where he was born..."
Robert Weide's profile of Woody Allen chronicles Allen's career from his days writing for Sid Caesar in the 1950s to the present. Featuring footage of him at home and on a movie set, the documentary also includes a tour of his childhood haunts in Brooklyn and remarks from Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Penelope Cruz, John Cusack, Larry David, Mariel Hemingway, Scarlett Johansson, Julie Kavner, Diane Keaton, Martin Landau, Louise Lasser, Sean Penn, Tony Roberts, Chris Rock, and Mira Sorvino.
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