Sweet and Lowdown - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sweet and Lowdown Reviews

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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Stratton
Variety
June 17, 2008
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2002
Droll and amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
There is enjoyment to be had from Sweet and Lowdown.
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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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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A snappy, loose-limbed performance from Penn.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
The movie has ample delights.
| Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
An enjoyable diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000
The movie is so confused about where it wants to go, it suffers from the same identity crisis as its protagonist.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
This is one very tuneful labor of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Great material.
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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.
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
The only reason to see this film is for the acting.
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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
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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