Shadows and Fog (1992)

Shadows and Fog




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Socially awkward, spineless nobody Kleinman becomes the main suspect in a series of gruesome murders. With the help of a female circus performer, he goes on the run to avoid capture by a rampaging vigilante mob in Woody Allen's visually expressionistic, black-and-white comedy.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Woody Allen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 5, 2001
Orion Pictures Corporation


as Kleinman

as Irmy

as Marie

as Prostitute

as Prostitute

as Prostitute

as Student Jack

as Hacker's Follower

as Magician

as Mr. Paulsen

as Spiro's Assistant

as Simon Carr

as Vogel's Follower

as Priest

as Woman with Baby

as Vigilante

as Vigilante

as Vigilante

as Fat Lady

as Strongman

as Prostitute

as Undesirables Onlooke...

as Police Chief

as Cop at Police Statio...

as Cop at Police Statio...

as Cop at Police Statio...

as Cop at Police Statio...

as Cop at Police Statio...

as Cop at Police Statio...

as Bartender

as Cop with Priest

as Hacker's Follower

as Cop with Spiro

as Vigilante with Spiro

as Vigilante with Spiro

as Roustabout

as Roustabout
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Critic Reviews for Shadows and Fog

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (8)

Shadows and Fog is Woody Allen's first mystery movie. The mystery: what caused this total breakdown of a unique artist?

Full Review… | January 18, 2013
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

An artistic and commercial misstep, this b/w tribute to German Expressionism wastes the talents of Jodie Foster, Lily Tomlin, Kathy Bates, and many others.

Full Review… | August 24, 2010

Has few laughs.

Full Review… | July 25, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Beautiful vintage Woody.

December 19, 2005

Audience Reviews for Shadows and Fog


Yet another Woody Allen vehicle centered around his trademark Semitic neurosis ...and yet again I smile and laugh and applaud. What is wrong with me??

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer


Shadows and Fog, Woody's love letter to German Expressionism, boasts some cleverly detailed mise-en-scenes and 20s inspired shot scales, but it's little more than a replication.

Jonathan Hutchings

Super Reviewer


I'm not a HUGE fan of Woddy Allen's work, my general problem is primarily his presence on screen.

While I can appreciate his work as a director / writer, I feel that as an actor he is a one trick pony. And unfortunately that "pony" is a sad, annoying and pathetic putz. Which can be good for a chuckle once in awhile and in the right context, but when it's all that you ceases to ammuse.

While he is slightly less annoying (then usual) here, I feel that his presence really detracts from the film.

Aside from that...the film is beautifully shot and wonderfully cast. The music is amamzing and perfectly suited to compliment the look and feel that Allen was going for.

I would have to say that while I haven't seen ALL of his films, of the handfull that I have seen...this is probably one of my top three "Woody Allen Films".

Robert C

Super Reviewer

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