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ZeligIn this fictional documentary, a man achieves notoriety for his ability to look and act like whoever he's around. Becoming a celebrity in his own right, he then inspires a song, a dance craze, and a Warner Bros.Genre: ComedyCountry: United StatesDuration: 79 minQuality: HDRelease: 1983IMDb: 7.7
Actors of "Zelig"Saul BellowBirthdate: 10 June 1915, Lachine, Québec, Canada [now Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada]
Characters of "Zelig"
Directors of "Zelig"Woody AllenBirthdate: 1 December 1935, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "Zelig"Woody AllenBirthdate: 1 December 1935, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "Zelig"Washington PostMay 01, 2017
A sublime comic parable about the quest for identity.VarietyJuly 07, 2010
Lampooning documentary tradition by structuring the entire film as a meticulously crafted bogus docu, Woody Allen tackles some serious stuff en routeTime OutJune 24, 2006
The comedy tends to the smirk-inducing rather than the laugh-out-loud, and the second half wanders somewhat, but Zelig is a strong contender for Allen's most fascinating film.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
Zelig is small but it's one of those Allen comedies by which all his other films will be compared.GuardianDecember 22, 2011
A masterpiece: a brilliant, even passionate historical pastiche, a superbly pregnant meditation on American society and individuality, and an eerie fantasy that will live in your dreams.Combustible CelluloidSeptember 08, 2007
Woody Allen's Zelig (1983) perfected the fake documentary a year before This Is Spinal Tap.Dispatch-Tribune NewspapersDecember 08, 2006
Hilarious Woody Allen vehicle, a mockumentary with special effects ahead of its time.Blogcritics.orgJanuary 17, 2006
Allen is one of the most recognizable, and least protean, performers.... [P]erhaps ... someone else as Zelig ... could have got the idea across without the blandly explicit dialogue and brought more dimensions to the role, besides.EmanuelLevy.ComJuly 02, 2005
Woody Allen's comedy about a self-effacing man, who swiftly changes identities is original, clever, droll, and extremely well shot by ace lenser Gordon Willis.Denton Record-ChronicleJuly 31, 2004
Brilliant early film of the woodman shows his creative genius as a filmmaker.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsFebruary 24, 2004
Mildly amusing one-joke move.
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