• PG-13, 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Woody Allen
    In Theaters:
    Oct 13, 1989 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 5, 2001
  • Orion Pictures Corporation

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Crimes and Misdemeanors Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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The overall 'philosophical' thrust -- that good guys finish last and that crime does pay -- is designed to make the audience feel very wise, but none of the characters or ideas is allowed to develop beyond its cardboard profile.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 12, 2008
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org

Allen starts with a sketchy premise and after working it through for 107 minutes he still has no more than the premise he started with.

Full Review Source: Blogcritics.org

January 17, 2006
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

| Original Score: 2/5

August 16, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...this dark meditation on justice and the lack of it may be his best film.

Full Review | Original Score: A

March 28, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie generates the best kind of suspense, because it's not about what will happen to people -- it's about what decisions they will reach.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 4/5

March 19, 2004
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

| Original Score: 3/5

October 15, 2005
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

This is probably one of Allen's better 'serious' films.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

January 1, 2000
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

August 9, 2007
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A truly brilliant study of murder and its psychological effects on the people that dare commit it.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

September 23, 2013
Variety Staff
Variety
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The structural and stylistic conceit is that when Landau is onscreen, the film is dead serious, even solemn, while Allen's own appearance onscreen signals hilarious satire and priceless one-liners.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 12, 2008
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Allen's neurotic outlook on life has never been presented with more clarity.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

March 7, 2004
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Dramatically, the film seldom fulfils its promise, and its pessimistic 'moral' -- that good and evil do not always meet with their just deserts -- looks contrived and hollow. Intriguing and patchily effective, nevertheless.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

October 11, 2002
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

Sharp and darkly amusing.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 84/100

January 1, 2000
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A metaphysical comedy about how we conduct our lives in a time when many think the world is devoid of moral purpose.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

June 8, 2001
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...tackles too many of life's mysteries and provides too few answers. But isn't that what life is all about: More questions than answers?

| Original Score: 8/10

June 21, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

one of Allen's best, a must-see!

| Original Score: 5/5

September 19, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Um discurso filosófico-religioso sobre moralidade e culpa que, por incrível que pareça, não apenas comove como também nos faz rir de maneira surpreendente.

| Original Score: 5/5

February 7, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Using the paper-thin lead characters as symbols to show how blind people are about themselves and their relationships has little gravitas, but the comedy is stinging.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

March 29, 2010
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