Sweet and Lowdown Reviews

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Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Contrived and weak.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Top Critic
Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The only reason to see this film is for the acting.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
The actual story is so boring and uneventful that it's hard to care about any of this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
March 19, 2003
Combining the worst traits of his two most recent outings--the overweening cruelty of Deconstructing Harry and the formal and narrative laziness of Celebrity.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The jazz is certainly here, but the passion is missing.
| Original Score: 2/4
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
February 21, 2002
The movie can never muster up the courage to take itself seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Pleasant enough but not exactly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
The movie is so confused about where it wants to go, it suffers from the same identity crisis as its protagonist.
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Sweet and Lowdown isn't as unfocused or bilious as recent Allen movies, but it's still pretty mundane.
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.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
A shallow portrait of the artist as a cad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The lowdown? This ain't sweet.
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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
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
An enjoyable diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 23, 2007
Woody Allen, in his thirtieth outing as writer-director, still shows signs of change, improvement, depth of feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Thanks to Morton's presence, it gets closer to the sweetness of the wonderful Everyone Says I Love You.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ted Murphy
Hollywood.com
September 8, 2009
Top Critic
David Stratton
Variety
June 17, 2008
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Mac Verstandig
Moviereviews.org
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
January 1, 2000
Josh Jones
PopMatters
January 1, 2000
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
Jonathan Romney
Sight and Sound
March 3, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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