Manhattan Murder Mystery (1994) Manhattan Murder Mystery 's riff on "Rear Window" is slight and mild fun: Woody Allen's wife (Diane Keaton), thinking their neighbor has killed his wife,…
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Manhattan Murder Mystery (1994)

MPAA Rating: PG
EW's GRADE
C

Details Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Comedy, Mystery and Thriller; With: Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Anjelica Huston and Diane Keaton

Manhattan Murder Mystery's riff on ''Rear Window'' is slight and mild fun: Woody Allen's wife (Diane Keaton), thinking their neighbor has killed his wife, becomes a compulsive sleuth -- against her husband's constant griping. The scattered and panicked neurosis that used to be amusing, even charming, in Allen's films has turned sourly familiar. In fact, he has become such a killjoy character that he ruins his own movies with his whining. Three or four titters do not a comedy make, and rehashing the plot of an old movie does not enhance a mystery.

Originally posted Mar 04, 1994 Published in issue #212 Mar 04, 1994 Order article reprints