Analyze That

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Again with the ga-ga gangster no-ha-ha. Actually, that's slightly unfair: De Niro enlivening his prison lock-up with renditions of numbers fromWest Side Story adds another facet to his star persona. Regrettably, that accounts for just the first five minutes of this spurious sequel to what was a pretty lame effort in the first place - indeed, it's typical of the film's witlessness to squander its best hand at the outset. Then again, Ramis and his writers play so much of the story so straight - like we care about these crude caricatures? - that you wonder if they even remember this is meant to be a comedy. Crystal, as De Niro's reluctant psychiatric confidant, is again defined by his nervy kvetching; De Niro, having engineered his probation into Crystal's care, proves the proverbial rough diamond - not the ideal house guest, but never too far from redemption.


Release details

96 mins

Cast and crew

Harold Ramis
Peter Steinfeld, Harold Ramis, Peter Tolan
Robert De Niro
Billy Crystal
Lisa Kudrow
Joe Viterelli
Reg Rogers
Cathy Moriarty-Gentile
John Finn
Kyle Sabihy
Callie Thorne
Pat Cooper
Frank Gio
Anthony LaPaglia
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