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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Older kids may like this Woody Allen comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 6, 2006
Like a Swiss clock, Allen is the only American director who makes a film every year, but chronic fatigue and lack of inspiration seem to have taken over his work, as this retro comedy, using the old conceit of hypnosis, shows.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Woody Allen cooks up an easy-going little swindle comedy, not too far off from his last film Small Time Crooks.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
Diálogos sem graça em um filme sem ritmo. Um dos mais fracos do diretor.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
A little Woody goes a long way. His cloying nebbishness gets old quickly, though he does have a singular wit and some kind of indefinable charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Arendt
January 3, 2003
'The old joke of Woody as irresistible romantic lead has gone from funny, to discomforting, to pitiable.'
December 23, 2002
Is it funny? Yeah, kinda. But somehow it doesn't all come together. It's not that the material is lacking, but, incredibly for an Allen picture, that the delivery is off-kilter.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Nev Pierce
November 19, 2002
So devoid of wit, vigour or interest that it's hard not to wonder if the former Allan Konigsberg has finally lost his touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
This isn't vintage Woody -- we haven't seen that since, oh, Hannah and Her Sisters -- but it's good enough.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Mr. Allen asks the audience to believe that an irresistible sexual tension arises out of the oil-and-vinegar combination of Betty Ann and C.W.; instead, they look and sound utterly uncomfortable together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
Allen made funnier films when he thought he was Ingmar Bergman.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
The movie has an odd feeling, both lush and listless. It's enough to make us believe Allen's comic batteries need recharging.
| Original Score: C+
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
June 21, 2002
...plods along with all the verve and inspiration of a contractual obligation.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 9, 2002
While it delivers a healthy supply of humor and a few snappy performances, it's so airy it practically floats right off the screen.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
January 25, 2002
Allen keeps the film rolling by letting his character's vulnerability seep into even the most heated exchanges.
Full Review | Original Score: short
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 22, 2002
The romance between C.W. and Betty Ann doesn't have much ardor, repressed or otherwise.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 6, 2002
Mid-level, pretty-but-not- hugely-funny Allen film.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Weinberg
January 1, 2002
Here's a film that simply reeks of contractual obligations and a screenplay yanked out of someone's attic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Alex Ramirez
October 11, 2001
La Maldicin del Escorpin de Jade es una delicia venenosa e hipntica!
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 23, 2001
It is so insubstantial and comically weak that it barely tickles the laugh meter. It does provide a number of smiles, however.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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