A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.
The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family practice, as well as an excess stock of stress.Written by
Paul's main nemesis is named Ragazzi, which in Italian means "boys". See more »
The gold stolen is said to be worth more than $22 million as they are 90lb bars. However, the bars clearly do not weigh that much. They appear to be the standard gold bar size which is 400oz (or 25lb) with dimensions of approx 8" x 3" x 2". Also, the bars depicted are marked only "24K" whereas real bars would have serial numbers on them. (Additionally, if the bars really were 90lb each, they would not be able to be piled up in the back of the van without causing damage - they would weigh more than two tons) See more »
How did he know about the money? And how did he know that Tony Cisco got popped? We didn't find out about it till this morning.
See more »
An inferior follow-up that focuses on the wrong things
"Analyze That" is a sequel to the 1999 film "Analyze This" that rather misses the reason why that latter film was enjoyable.
"Analyze This" was a movie that worked fairly well as an amusing comedy because of the chemistry between Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal. Their relationship was the heart of the picture, and the audience gravitated towards it.
De Niro and Crystal are no worse here, but the script makes the mistake of not focusing on them enough. Instead, the majority of the film follows De Niro and his plans to get back into the "business." This persists until the final act, which turns into the most cliched mafia picture you've ever seen, nearly devoid of humor all together.
All of this considered, however, the movie does feature some scenes between De Niro and Crystal, and when their doing their thing and bantering with each other, it's just as funny as the first film. That being said, I simply wish there was more of it.
"Analyze That" is not a terrible film, it's simply a mediocre and forgettable one that doesn't reach even the simple enjoyability of its predecessor.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this