The Curse of the Jade Scorpion 2001

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Critics Consensus

The writing for Scorpion is not as sharp as Woody Allen's previous movies as most of the jokes fall flat.

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Movie Info

Woody Allen stars as CW Briggs, the top insurance investigator in New York in 1940-or so he keeps telling the firm's new efficiency expert, Betty Ann Fitzgerald (Helen Hunt). Briggs prides himself on being able to crack any insurance caper by getting into the mind of the thief, but now, thanks to the hypnotic powers of the Jade Scorpion, the mind of a thief is getting into Briggs.

Cast & Crew

Dan Aykroyd
Chris Magruder
Helen Hunt
Betty Ann Fitzgerald
Wallace Shawn
George Bond
Charlize Theron
Laura Kensington
Michael Mulheren
Herb Coopersmith
Peter Linari
Joe Coopersmith
Helen Robin
Co-Producer
Stephen Tenenbaum
Executive Producer
Fei Zhao
Cinematographer
Santo Loquasto
Production Designer
Alisa Lepselter
Film Editor
Suzanne McCabe
Costume Designer
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Critic Reviews for The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

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Audience Reviews for The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

  • Jun 15, 2020
    Woody Allen created two films of similar style with The Curse of the Jade Scorpion and Small Time Crooks. I often refer to them as the one-two punch of easy going Woody Allen films. They aren't classics and they aren't perfect but you can watch and see the talented filmmaker at work. The biggest issue with the film is the lack of purpose for the film. Woody Allen pumps out so many films it must be hard to maintain interest with the overall arc. The film has great actors and they aren't the problem, it's the lack of plot development. Woody Allen himself isn't great in the lead and the story backs him into a corner. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion won't win new fans but for us fans it's still a good night out. I had hoped this might've improved with age but sadly not. Just an average Woody Allen film, that could've been great had the filmmaker fleshed out the storyline more. 13/06/2020
    Brendan O Super Reviewer
  • Oct 29, 2011
    This may not be the best Woody Allen, but I enjoyed this romantic comedy set in 1940. The burnished colours and the styling of the female leads are terrific. A pleasure to look at. I would have liked CW not to fall short to Betty Ann--he should be infallible, wittier than she. Falls a bit short.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2011
    The one liners are hilarious but the concept isn't on par with other Allen movies.
    Jonny B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 09, 2010
    This movie was enjoyable and funny... but not that great .
    Mouhannad S Super Reviewer

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