Scoop

Scoop

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Scoop Reviews

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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January 6, 2007
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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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 Source: Salon.com

October 7, 2006

Ebert & Roeper
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August 17, 2006
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Woody -- enough with the one-liners.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

August 9, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 29, 2006
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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It's full of funny lines and clever inventions.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 28, 2006
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The result is decidedly minor Woody, and unlike Match Point, far from essential.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 28, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Scoop. It's a tired, thin, almost laughless reminder of the earlier Allen.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

July 28, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Scoop is no more than a beguiling trifle. But in the dog days of summer, it's a perk to wallow in inspired silliness.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 28, 2006
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Scoop has something Match Point didn't, something that none of Allen's films have had to quite this degree in 10 years. It's really, really funny.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 28, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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A bouncy comedy/mystery about a young would-be journalist (Scarlett Johansson) trying to solve a crime.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 28, 2006
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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If only it were funny instead of just passably amusing, and if only Allen's movies hadn't declined to such a state of rote self-repetition that even passably amusing is tantamount to a compliment.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

July 28, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Scoop is worthwhile viewing for Allen's quips. Just don't expect much of a story.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 28, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Modest and forgettable, it's Woody Lite.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 28, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Scoop, a half-baked amalgam of Manhattan Murder Mystery and Curse of the Jade Scorpion -- sadly demonstrates that Allen has lost much of his comic timing both as a director and an actor.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 28, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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To see Allen, now 70, trying to reclaim the persona he's been handing off is like watching Willie Mays fall down trying to hit a curve ball during his last season.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

July 28, 2006
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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Scoop feels like a tentative doodle in the general direction of Match Point, only chronologically reversed and more or less amusing.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 28, 2006
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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Scoop, an amiable romp of lighthearted fun.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 28, 2006
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The movie is watchable, there's the occasional good one-liner, but it's extremely slight, overly drawn out and never for a moment believable.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

July 28, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Things don't really get ugly in Scoop, they just feel very familiar very quickly, which doesn't mean it's necessarily bad, just awfully lightweight and terribly unoriginal.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C-

July 28, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Scoop represents a significant step backward. The longer the movie goes on, the more we feel as if we're watching a balloon deflate.

| Original Score: C

July 28, 2006
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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A romp of a thing, Scoop won't be mistaken for splendid. Yet for diminutive pleasure, the murder- mystery comedy can rightly be called splendini.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

July 28, 2006
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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One form of low-rent showbiz Allen depicts in Scoop is Fleet Street journalism, but it's depicted with none of the witty rancor or intelligence of Evelyn Waugh's 1937 Scoop.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 1/4

July 28, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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It saddens me to report -- Scoop is distinctly minor Allen, with less weight to it than one of his old humor doodles in The New Yorker.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

July 28, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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It's a pleasing blend of Abbott and Costello and Foul Play, tickling the audience in all the right spots.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/4

July 27, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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In his not especially funny yet oddly appealing new comedy, Woody Allen manages to act his age and prove theres life in those old jokes yet.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 27, 2006
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Some may dismiss Scoop as 'minor Woody Allen' because it doesn't traffic in major psychological probes. But it makes you smile. And that's not such a minor accomplishment.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

July 27, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The collision of sleek melodrama and old Woody Allen stand-up routines is at times oddly effective and at other times just odd.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

July 27, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Lack of novelty aside, Scoop is a carefully crafted combination of light suspense and frivolous comedy.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 27, 2006
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Scoop is the worst movie Woody Allen has ever made.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 27, 2006
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Too often the movie suffers from jokes that sound left over from Broadway Danny Rose, without the ironic sense of detachment.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 27, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Cobbled together from memorable parts of Allen's own (not to mention Hitchcock's) classics, Scoop doesn't establish its own identity.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 27, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Anyone who assumed Match Point heralded a return to form or a renaissance for one the great American filmmakers should be sorely disappointed by Scoop.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

July 27, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Scoop isn't going for complexity. It's a trifle. Like its rootless vaudevillian magician, however, it feels neither here nor there.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 27, 2006
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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It's a disappointing backslide from the mini comeback of last year's Match Point.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C

July 27, 2006
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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The direction is lazy and the script thoroughly witless, from its token Bergman references to dialogue that suggests a night in borscht-belt hell.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 27, 2006
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Filmmaking for Allen appears to have settled into little more than personal habit, like shaving, dining or playing clarinet once a week with his jazz band. The result has for some time been a hit-and-miss process.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

July 27, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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A blend of lackluster comedy and lazy plotting, the film feels a lot like bad Hitchcock.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

July 27, 2006
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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There's a taut thriller somewhere inside Scoop, and it tries gamely to get out whenever Johansson and Jackman end up alone onscreen with their generic, serviceable roles.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

July 27, 2006
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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A companion piece to Match Point that suffers all the more in comparison.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

July 26, 2006
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Woody Allen is on a roll. Or maybe I should say he's on a crumpet. After the brilliant Hitchcockian thriller style of Match Point, he's now reverted back to his old wry, dry comedy style in Scoop.

July 26, 2006
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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After Woody Allen had made one too many 'serious' films, his devoted fans longed for him to go back to being funny again. Things now have come full circle, for after Scoop, they're going to wish the Woodman would stick to serious drama from now on.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 17, 2006
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A minor but amusing Woody Allen enhanced by his newfound love for London life.

July 17, 2006
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