Take the Money and Run
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Take the Money and Run

1969
Comedy
Crime
1h 25m
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Avg Percentile 57.36% from 1092 total ratings

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Rated 14 Aug 2007
74
84th
One of his early, funny ones.
Rated 31 Dec 2014
70
53rd
The thing with this movie and its terrific title is that it's one of those movies where you love the premise you just wish there was less of the movie.
Rated 07 Apr 2009
5
81st
"William Hummers - wanted by the police for bank robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, murder, and getting naked in front of his in-laws. Franky Wolfe - wanted by federal authorities for dancing with a mailman. A.D. Armstrong - wanted all over the country for arson, robbery, assault with the intent to kill, and marrying a horse" Funny stuff. Has a strong start but this format is difficult to maintain.
Rated 25 Oct 2011
60
46th
Pretty one-note and the laughs are inconsistent.
Rated 11 Oct 2010
60
20th
Very uneven with sections that drag pretty badly, but it's fun for Woody completists.
Rated 14 Jun 2009
74
48th
It really does have some extremely humorous ideas, but Woody fails to elaborate on them and they end up being funny set-ups with no follow through. The movie itself is mostly unfocused and amateurish, but no more than one would expect for so early in his career.
Rated 28 Feb 2009
6
55th
Not bad, has some funny scenes. Despite its short length it really started to drag for me. Woody later perfected the mockumentary with Zelig, watch that instead unless you are a die hard Woody fan.
Rated 13 Feb 2012
78
74th
Woody might not have found his own voice yet but this vaguely Pythonesque absurdism suits him.
Rated 16 Feb 2007
94
96th
Woody's funny period
Rated 04 Jan 2024
7
70th
I like the more blatantly incoherent vibe of something like Bananas a little more, but I mean, you can't lose when you've still got a 5/5 joke every minute. The chain gang stuff is a little slower than I remembered, but everything before that is red hot. Really like Marvin Hamlisch's music (which he composed at only 24... sheesh) and it makes me sad other Woodman films don't have such epic theme tunes.
Rated 06 May 2017
79
61st
Very good and very funny early Allen film that doesn't feel restrained by any particular plot, theme, or even style, which makes it even better than other early Allen films. Plenty of different kinds of jokes that are consistent through this amusing story that rarely detours.
Rated 01 Dec 2009
86
84th
Very funny, even with the occasional inconsistencies. Lots of scattered gags and references too.
Rated 25 Jun 2010
87
72nd
Right from the very beginning Woody was making hysterical movies, this one being a mockumentary about a terrible bank robber. Because this is early period WA, there are a lot of great physical gags, like the constantly smashed glasses. However, there's also a lot of hilarious dialogue, like the robbery note gone wrong. It's a funny movie and while it does jump all over, even going into some Cool Hand Luke parody thing, I still loved it. "Nobody wears beige to a bank robbery!"
Rated 27 Jul 2014
81
48th
Uneven, but the quality of the jokes and the brisk editing hold it together.
Rated 22 Feb 2011
75
28th
A comedy documental... not a straight comedy
Rated 13 Sep 2009
20
6th
Not many good things to say about this movie. It's perhaps at its best when Allen is delivering actual dialogue, but that rarely happens since there are two layers of narration and most scenes occur under narration or music. Many - perhaps most - of the visual gags left me stonefaced, and the movie visually just looks bad. I don't think there's any reason for Woody Allen fans to check this film out.
Rated 08 May 2010
82
83rd
Woody Allen's "Take the Money and Run" was clearly ahead of its time. 40 years later the movie seems to have more relevance today, with its broad dry wit, and documentary style filmmaking approach. Fans of "The Office" would love this, and so they should. The movie is quietly, sharply funny. The visual gags, satire, and dialogue make for one truly unique package that serves Woody Allen, as star/writer/director, in the best possible sense.
Rated 30 Mar 2007
80
68th
Earlier, goofier Woody Allen still holds up well today. Many funny moments
Rated 17 Jul 2008
68
40th
Rectangular office :-)
Rated 26 Aug 2007
73
72nd
Good
Rated 04 Mar 2010
12
8th
Tries so hard, fails so hard. There are perhaps two chuckle-worthy gags in the whole thing; the rest is just a boring waste of time.
Rated 22 Oct 2013
82
71st
81.500
Rated 21 Dec 2009
66
41st
It has some funny parts, but I'd be willing to believe time has robbed this movie of what was probably a lot of original ideas. Because of that it's kind of slow and I've seen almost everything before.
Rated 14 Nov 2022
6
70th
Woody Allen (33 years old and inexplicably already looking like someone’s grandpa) pioneers the mockumentary format. Best part is the whole chain gang sequence near the end.
Rated 02 Dec 2009
80
43rd
Funny at times, at others a drag.. Like a very dry slow version of the Naked Gun series or Airplane! both of which I'm not too keen on. At least there wasn't any of the slapstick shtick.
Rated 09 Jul 2007
3
38th
Pretty funny, pretty funny...I almost wish Allen hadn't gone over to entirely making movies that leaned more to the dramatic side, because his earlier, purely comedy efforts were all good to very good, some of them downright great. The guy's sense of humor is amazing.
Rated 01 May 2010
87
90th
As far as comedies go, this is one of the best I've ever seen -- I laughed out loud a bunch of times, a sign for me that a comedy is working. Of course, if you're not a fan of Woody Allen's 'shtick,' then you prob won't like the jokes and gags. Me, I'm a fan, so this movie did not disappoint.
Rated 30 Sep 2008
90
95th
I have a gub
Rated 14 Aug 2007
72
41st
This one feels closest to Allen's writings, which suffer the same problem of the zany non-sequitur. However, there's a lot of hilarious stuff here, even if it all feels a bit slipshod and falls flat on occasion.
Rated 19 Feb 2007
80
97th
The early work of Woody Allen, and very funny parody, which is very similar (for me), like a work's of Monty Python...Anyway good spent time with this film...
Rated 06 Dec 2010
60
14th
I'm not too fond of the early Woody films in which the jokes often seem a bit contrived. This film is okay but still one of the liter Woody films.
Rated 18 May 2012
50
29th
In this early outing, Woody blends mockumentary and what's basically an array of sketches. The jokes are daft.
Rated 16 Jul 2009
40
7th
Filme: Take the money and run // Directing: 4 // Writing: 7 // Acting: 5 // Sound: 2 // Coolness: 3 // Cinematography: 3 // Demora pra engrenar: 3 // Agravantes: mais dois pontos pela criatividade woodyana // Nota final: 40
Rated 26 Oct 2009
70
44th
The chain gang scene is downright hilarious.
Rated 01 Mar 2007
70
82nd
Quite funny.
Rated 22 Feb 2013
78
56th
Funnier and less obnoxious than some of Allen's other "early funny films", but still not the style of his that I prefer. A lot of the gags made me laugh (soap gun is pretty great), but a lot of the movie also bored me. Entertaining, light, forgettable.
Rated 19 Oct 2009
72
81st
Nice Movie
Rated 18 Jan 2023
80
68th
Looked at as a film, it's pretty crude. Allen has never been what you would call a visual stylist, but here he's about as far from that as you can imagine. The visuals are all just here to service joke delivery. I'm not the biggest fan of early Allen, but I think this is the best of his early films. It's frequently funny and occasionally downright hilarious.
Rated 28 Aug 2009
70
18th
Woody Allen's directorial debut - a series of sketches loosely linked to the "career" of an inept criminal played by Allen. More in the "Airplane" style of comedy than Allen's later works - playing Cello in a marching band, carving a gun out of a piece of soap to escape from prison on a rainy day, etc.
Rated 09 Feb 2007
75
84th
Hilarious early Allen.
Rated 21 Jun 2008
35
34th
One of the better early Woodman films. The mockymentary moments are the highlights.
Rated 25 Dec 2020
85
87th
Allen is perhaps the first filmmaker to realise the full potential of the fake documentary, pioneering the now commonplace format with a brilliant comedy about a hopelessly inept criminal. Bursting with creative sight gags and hilarious dialogue, it stands head and shoulders above the other movies of the early, madcap portion of his career.
Rated 27 Aug 2009
75
63rd
I often think about the attempted robbery of the pet shop.
Rated 18 Jul 2012
65
27th
Even though it is one the first by Allen and gives first encounters with his neurotic nature but it is really difficult to see where he was actually driving at.
Rated 30 Jan 2018
72
62nd
In its heart it's a collection of sketches (some very funny, some stupid, some both stupid and funny, some flat, some overdone, some boring - you get the idea) put together to loosely follow an generic story arc only this time in a documentary fashion. So it is with early Woody Allen, he seemed to always find an angle to make things feel fresh and create enjoyment from mediocrity. If only this was an infectious disease - that thinking feeling - in a world of comedy.
Rated 24 Aug 2013
43
17th
See, it's a comedy because it says "comedy" and the characters are stupid. As a 5-minute sketch, it would have been hilarious; at 80 minutes, it just gets frustrating.
Rated 08 Dec 2010
90
86th
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
Rated 09 Oct 2012
80
57th
Solid early Allen gleams a lot of laughs from its documentary format and its incessantly dry tone, though some bits, such as the chain gang escape, go on for far too long.
Rated 19 Dec 2012
76
40th
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