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Small Time Crooks (2000)



Critic Consensus: Woody Allen rises from his recent slump with Small Time Crooks. A simple, funny movie, Crooks proves Allen still has the touch that made his name synonymous with off-beat comedy.

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This story follows the illegal misadventures of an ex-con dishwasher and his wife, a manicurist who dreams of becoming rich by way of a bank robbery in New York City.more
Rating: PG (for language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Woody Allen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 19, 2000
DreamWorks SKG - Official Site


Woody Allen
as Ray Winkler
Tracey Ullman
as Frances Frenchy Fox ...
Elaine Stritch
as Chi Chi Potter
George Grizzard
as George Blint
Brian McConnachie
as Paul Milton
Kristine Nielsen
as Emily Bailey
Larry Pine
as Charles Bailey
Julie Lund
as Linda Rhinelander
Maurice Sonnenberg
as Garth Steinway
Richard Mawe
as Anthony Gwynne
Howard Erskine
as Langston Potter
Sam Josepher
as Real Estate Agent
Lawrence Levy
as Dynamite Dealer
Carolyn Saxon
as Candy Salesperson
Dana Tyler
as TV News Reporter
Isaac Mizrahi
as Winklers' Chef
Frank Wood
as Oliver
Diane Bradley
as Cookie Store Custome...
Crystal Field
as Cookie Store Custome...
Cindy Carver
as Cookie Store Custome...
Ray Garvey
as Cookie Store Custome...
Bill Gerber
as Cookie Store Custome...
Olivia Hayman
as Cookie Store Custome...
Laurine Towler
as Cookie Store Custome...
Fanda Nikic
as Cookie Store Custome...
Steve Kroft
as Himself
Riccardo Bertoni
as Winklers' Butler
Teri Black
as Winkler Party Guest
John Doumanian
as Winkler Party Guest
Phyllis Burdoe
as Winkler Party Guest
Karla Wolfangle
as Modern Dance Perform...
Rob Besserer
as Modern Dance Perform...
Ruth Laredo
as Concert Pianist
Julie Halston
as Concert Party Guest
Anthony Sinopoli
as Frenchy's Chauffeur
Jesse Levy
as Church Cellist
Cindy Wilks
as Churchgoer
Trevor Moran
as Churchgoer
Peter McRobbie
as Frenchy's Lawyer
Douglas McGrath
as Frenchy's Lawyer
Christine Pipgras
as Potter Party Guest
Nick Garfinkle
as Potter Party Guest
Kenneth Edelson
as Potter Party Guest
Ira Wheeler
as Potter Party Guest
William Hill
as Potter Party Guest
Ramsey Faragallah
as Potter's Waiter
Scotty Bloch
as Edgar's Wife
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Critic Reviews for Small Time Crooks

All Critics (117) | Top Critics (26)

I wish I could recommend Small Time Crooks more strongly, but the truth is that it's a weak (bordering on inconsequential) entry into the director's canon.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

A half-baked affair that's a pastiche of better, more inventive comedies.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

It plays more like a second draft than a final product.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

Small Time Crooks, isn't anywhere near as hilarious as I hoped it would be.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

Unexciting acting.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Denver Post
Top Critic

Not much here to interest to children.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Small Time Crooks

A decent but forgettable little comedy from Woody Allen concerning a couple of bumbling criminals who strike gold when their small business goes big. Not as funny as it should be given Allen's often ferocious bite, but never boring or not entertaining. Allen and Tracy Ullman make for a good pair, but often it feels like Woody is doing way to much improv work. But as said, it's not bad, it is mostly well-acted, but overall it just never amounts to anything above decent.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

Amusing but uneven bank heist caper with Elaine May as its brightest spot

The Gandiman
Tony Gandía

Super Reviewer

At the risk of sounding too repetitive (because I mention it in like every Woody review I do), I honestly don't know why people accuse Allen's work of deteriorating over the years. This is just as funny, if not funnier than, his early 70s works. I like it just as much as Sex, and a little more than Love and Death, and a whole lot more than Bananas. It's definitely a welcome return to form and I'm glad he's been dabbling in cross-genres but sometimes a straight-up comedy is what one needs. Tracy Ullman is a brilliant comedienne and gives depth to her one-dimensional character. S

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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