MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY
Keaton and Allen together again. Keaton's comedic game is flawless. Relaxed and assured, the story has all of Allen's touchstones, cinematic send-ups, and invention, only better. A joy.
Cozy is a good way to describe the movie. There's an intimacy about it that's very appealing. Allen is always good with ensemble, and with Alan Alda and Angelica Huston in on it, the film has the atmosphere of a bunch of old friends getting together for a lark, but an inspired one, that somehow includes the viewer. The movie has no special conceits or innovation, just a rattling good story, terribly funny, and put together like a piece of great jazz.