Village Voice
Nathan Lee: "An anxiously auspicious debut.
As au courant as a Bujalski film, the movie tracks Max (Gary Lundy),
a neurotic ersatz nebbish, as he grapples with the emotional fallout of his fixation.
Enter his own Diane Keaton in the shape of Julie (Sara Downing),
whose vibrant autonomy dismantles our hero's snarky solipsism.
Their immensely appealing performances are buffered by roommates, girlfriends,
and romantic rivals, each enacting their own lovesick mini-dramas.
This bittersweet riff nails an exceptionally canny script."

New York Times
Matt Soller Zeitz:
"It may sound precious, but somehow it doesn't play that way.
Burning Annie is a thoroughly professional comedy:
well paced, attractively photographed and smartly acted."

New York Magazine
Bilge Ebiri:
"Critic's Pick— A surprising little charmer,
overcoming low-budget origins with sharp writing
and a genuinely sweet sensibility."

The Stranger [Seattle]
Andy Spletzer:
"Perhaps the best examination of self-aware college
ennui since [Noah Baumbach's] Kicking and Screaming.
Takes an intriguingly plastic approach to the script, transitioning between
flashbacks, monologues, and heartfelt romantic musings with genuine flair."

Next Projection
Daniel Tucker:
"Burning Annie is a thoughtful, humorous, and mature college coming-of-age tale.
Flaunts its influences but carves its own place feeling wholly original and exciting.
Contagiously energetic with snappy writing. A wonderful film that shows searing, passionate talent. 9/10"

True View Reviews
Mark Saldana:
"A sweet and funny romantic comedy that honors Annie Hall,
and has a fresh and creative wit of its own. The writing is sharp and witty
in the comedy department, and sweet and poignant in the romantic moments.
Cast members all offer exceptional performances. Gary Lundy is absolutely perfect."

Film Festival

  • Entertainment Today
    by Peter Kavaldo

    "May be the best movie I've seen this year."

  • Time Out New York
    by Andrew Johnston

    "The most entertaining narrative feature in competition was easily [BURNING ANNIE]"

  • Cinequest
    by Fernando Croce

    "A comic gem with equal parts of honey and vinegar."

  • The Providence Phoenix
    by Bill Rodriguez

    "A hilarious homage [to ANNIE HALL]."

  • MSNBC review [follow-up]
    by Glenn Reynolds

    "The best romantic comedy I've seen in years. A great film."

  • Bangin' Banana
    by Jesse Knight

    "Relentlessly funny from fade to fade, without a false note in between."

  • CBS-Radio
    by Todd David Schwartz
    "A sharp, witty script that Woody himself would enjoy. Highest Rating: * * * * "

  • The Numbers
    by C.S. Strowbridge
    "A wonderful film. Recommended."

  • Independent Film Network
    by Robert Klein
    "Smart, funny, good acting. A great cast of characters."

  • East Hampton Independent
    by Rick Murphy
    "At once touching and funny, but never cloying or cute"

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