Crimes and Misdemeanors Reviews

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April 11, 2019
The film's entertainment value outweighs its irritations.
April 23, 2018
Among other comedians and gag writers, Woody Allen is known as the master craftsman -- the Albrecht Durer of neurotic urban jokes.
March 20, 2018
It is both a civilised comedy with iron in its soul and a serious examination of our inner fears that also manages to be very funny.
May 3, 2016
Dark Woody Allen comedy-drama about adultery, murder.
February 19, 2014
Nervy and unnerving...arguably the purest expression of Allen's cinematic vision. [Blu-ray]
September 23, 2013
A truly brilliant study of murder and its psychological effects on the people that dare commit it.
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.
February 12, 2008
The result is a frighteningly intelligent, and often hilariously funny whole.
February 12, 2008
Allen's expertise is evident everywhere.
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.
August 9, 2007
August 16, 2006
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.
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.
October 15, 2005
October 8, 2005
Intelligent, insightful and funny. One of Woody Allen's best films.
July 18, 2005
This examination of the nature of evil interweaves masterfully comedy and melodrama in equal proportion. Instead of taking a casually brutal approach, Allen dwells on the consequences of sin.
June 8, 2005
Near top of line Woody Allen with Alda, Landau, Huston shining.
March 28, 2005
...this dark meditation on justice and the lack of it may be his best film.
January 19, 2005
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