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Sweet and Lowdown Reviews

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Pleasant enough but not exactly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brett Kelly
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
The real tragedy of this film is that, when all is said and done, it's just not funny.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Contrived and weak.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The only reason to see this film is for the acting.
Mike DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
The atmosphere, combined with Sweet and Lowdown's entertaining momentum and zippy jazz score, makes it easy for you to get swept away for 90 minutes of great jazz and good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
The movie has ample delights.
| Original Score: 3/4
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
The filmā(TM)s most striking aspect -- aside from Pennā(TM)s generous performance -- are the disagreements among these interviewees.
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Great material.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A snappy, loose-limbed performance from Penn.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Emmet Ray is a fictional character, but so convincing in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown that he seems like a real chapter of jazz history we somehow overlooked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Sweet and Lowdown is undeniably pleasant, but British actress Samantha Morton quietly explodes it: Her performance is like nothing I've seen in recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
An enjoyable diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Probes a darker vein than many a Woody Allen movie, but it's also a richly comic piece which can join the ranks of this filmmaker's very best work.
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
The bubbly lightness of the music and the giddy fun of Allen's humor give Sweet and Lowdown the gloss of light comedy.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
January 1, 2000
A likable, lively little ditty -- one theme, some clever variations -- that never wears out its welcome.
January 1, 2000
The terrific soundtrack are each alone worth a trip to your local movie theater.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
January 1, 2000
Definitely worth a viewing.
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
There is enjoyment to be had from Sweet and Lowdown.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Sweet and Lowdown is sensitive, funny, melodious, and utterly charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
It is a fictional docudrama that smacks of Woody's playfulness and love for jazz...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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