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Crimes and Misdemeanors Reviews

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February 12, 2008
The overall 'philosophical' thrust -- that good guys finish last and that crime does pay -- is designed to make the audience feel very wise, but none of the characters or ideas is allowed to develop beyond its cardboard profile.
January 17, 2006
Allen starts with a sketchy premise and after working it through for 107 minutes he still has no more than the premise he started with.
August 16, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
March 28, 2005
...this dark meditation on justice and the lack of it may be his best film.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
The movie generates the best kind of suspense, because it's not about what will happen to people -- it's about what decisions they will reach.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 19, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
This is probably one of Allen's better 'serious' films.
August 9, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2013
A truly brilliant study of murder and its psychological effects on the people that dare commit it.
February 12, 2008
The structural and stylistic conceit is that when Landau is onscreen, the film is dead serious, even solemn, while Allen's own appearance onscreen signals hilarious satire and priceless one-liners.
March 7, 2004
Allen's neurotic outlook on life has never been presented with more clarity.
| Original Score: 5/5
February 9, 2006
Dramatically, the film seldom fulfils its promise, and its pessimistic 'moral' -- that good and evil do not always meet with their just deserts -- looks contrived and hollow. Intriguing and patchily effective, nevertheless.
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Sharp and darkly amusing.
Read More | Original Score: 84/100
June 8, 2001
A metaphysical comedy about how we conduct our lives in a time when many think the world is devoid of moral purpose.
June 21, 2001
...tackles too many of life's mysteries and provides too few answers. But isn't that what life is all about: More questions than answers?
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
September 19, 2004
one of Allen's best, a must-see!
| Original Score: 5/5
February 7, 2006
Um discurso filosófico-religioso sobre moralidade e culpa que, por incrível que pareça, não apenas comove como também nos faz rir de maneira surpreendente.
| Original Score: 5/5
March 29, 2010
Using the paper-thin lead characters as symbols to show how blind people are about themselves and their relationships has little gravitas, but the comedy is stinging.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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