Scoop (2006)



Critic Consensus: Rehashing old plot lines and characters, Scoop is a tiresome dipper and another disappointing addition to Woody Allen's repertoire.

Movie Info

The late U.K. journalist Joe Strombel is being mourned by his colleagues--even as, stuck in limbo, Joe remains committed to pursuing a hot tip on the identity of "the Tarot Card Killer" at large in London. But, how can his legwork get done now? Via the very much alive Sondra Pransky. Sondra is an American journalism student visiting friends in London. During a stage performance by another American, magician Sid Waterman, Sondra is shocked to find herself able to see and hear Joe. From beyond, he … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content)
Genre: Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Woody Allen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 21, 2006
Box Office: $10.5M
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as Sid Waterman

as Peter Lyman

as Sondra Pransky

as Joe Strombel

as Mr. Malcolm

as Vivian

as Jane Cook

as Lord Lyman

as Mike Tinsley

as Vivian's Mother

as Vivian's Brother

as Funeral Speaker

as M.C.

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as Stagehand

as Jerry Burke

as Antique Shop Woman

as Antique Shop Man

as Wendy Beamish

as Mrs. Quincy

as Screamer

as Housekeeper

as Detective

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as Tinsley's Fan No. 1

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Critic Reviews for Scoop

All Critics (149) | Top Critics (43)

Nestled as it is amid the clamor of the late-summer blockbusters, it's the kind of small pleasure that can make you feel intensely grateful.

Full Review… | October 7, 2006
Top Critic

Woody -- enough with the one-liners.

Full Review… | August 9, 2006
New York Observer
Top Critic

Last year's Match Point marked a surprising return to vital filmmaking form for Woody Allen, but that movie had the distinct advantage of not being a comedy.

Full Review… | August 5, 2015
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)

Scoop is reminiscent of several of Woody Allen's films, but in a strange way, it harks back to films that were neither great nor lousy -- and like those films, it is an enjoyable diversion.

Full Review… | August 5, 2015
Christianity Today

Another comic murder mystery from Woody Allen.

Full Review… | December 17, 2010
Common Sense Media

A genteel burp of a comedy

Full Review… | August 30, 2009

Audience Reviews for Scoop

Attempt by Woody to recapture the breezy newspaper comedies of the 40's. The film is okay as an homage but there is a fatal casting error at the heart of it that damages the picture. That would be Scarlett Johansson in the lead, trying to fill the kind of part that Rosalind Russell, Jean Arthur and Carole Lombard pulled off effortlessly in their prime she is overly earnest and not adept at the sort of confident yet tentative mix of emotions the role requires. In short she's trying too hard in a part that the young Diane Keaton would have been perfect in. Woody does rework his standard nebbishy role to good effect though.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Good lord...Woody Allen is so overrated. He even made Scarlett Johansson become a bad actress.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Mediocre movie.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

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