• R, 1 hr. 52 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Woody Allen
    In Theaters:
    Jun 22, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jan 15, 2013
  • Sony Pictures Classics

Critic Review - ReelViews

Once upon a time, calling a movie "lesser Woody Allen" might be considered a slap in the face. Now, it's more-or-less expected.

July 7, 2012 Full Review Source: ReelViews | Comments (8)
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Patrick Fears

Patrick Fears


Jul 12 - 10:19 AM

Oliver D.

Oliver Davidson

First, if you're going to issue a one-word insult and call someone an imbecile, it's best to at least spell that one word correctly. Second, I agree with Berardinelli's assessment. How can one not? Allen's last 12 films are: Small Time Crooks, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Hollywood Ending, Anything Else, Melinda and Melinda, Match Point, Scoop, Cassandra's Dream, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Whatever Works, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, and Midnight in Paris. Of these 12 films, only three of them are very good (Match Point, Vicky, and Midnight). Also, Midnight in Paris was overrated; the chemistry between Wilson and Adams was non-existent, among other problems. Most importantly, the majority of these 12 films are bad. Very bad. There, I said it. Though I've seen them all, finishing STC, Melinda, and Whatever Works were horrible experiences. There are 2-3 movies here worth revisiting, and this is coming from someone who just recently re-watched Hannah and Her Sisters and Manhattan.

Jul 12 - 02:59 PM

2001 - A Space Odyssey

Andrew Andrews

What's so bad about STC?

Jul 13 - 08:04 PM


Claudine Jones

Dude, he's referring to the line in the movie--'imbecille' is Italian for 'imbecile'.

Jul 14 - 10:47 PM

Louis Marco

Louis Marco

Woody's work since 2003 has been stellar. Rome is no exception. It is a very well made film.

Jul 13 - 12:30 AM


Claudine Jones

I'm only going to say this once: it's very easy to criticize; it is not easy to make a film.

Every film Woody Allen has made has had his unique stamp on it; some have turned out better than others. Some are brilliant; NONE could be characterized as on the level of your average Farrelly Brothers movie.

You don't like his films? Shove him out of the way, get behind the camera and show him how it's done.

Um...what's that? Oh! Can't manage it. Bummer.

Jul 14 - 10:33 PM

Balls McHammer

kolya Fist

I agree, or better yet, just don't watch his movies. Although you may miss a Match Point, or Midnight in Paris. And Dammit, Scoop was good!

Jul 25 - 11:10 PM

Hugo Emanuel Melo

Hugo Emanuel Melo

No disrespect but your argument is ludicrous. According to your argument, in order for you to critisize some artistic product you have to be able to create a better one. Most directors can't paint; does that mean directors cannot critisize a painting unless they paint something better themselves? As you may know, people have different talents and inclinations. As for Allen's carreer, I'm sorry but his latest works have not been strong. For each good movie he puts out, he churns two mediocre to bad ones.

Oct 4 - 04:05 AM

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