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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 24, 2001
The movie is a pleasure to watch, the craft is voluptuous to regard, but The Curse of the Jade Scorpion lacks the elusive zing of inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
August 21, 2001
This movie is supposed to be a lot funnier than it actually is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
August 24, 2001
Allen's zingers never have much punch, and for a 'screwball comedy,' the pace never achieves an energetic tempo. It's like a plodding church hymn.
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
Eric D. Snider
August 20, 2001
So limp and weak it practically evaporates on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
August 13, 2001
There are no twists, no surprises, and no really big laughs to elevate this mediocre movie.
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Mark R. Leeper
August 27, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Rebecca Murray
December 17, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 24, 2001
It has that same kind of hit-and-miss comedy about it, and Allen is really just going through the motions at this point, just as Groucho often was.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
August 15, 2001
An oddity... stilted.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
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
Rob Blackwelder
August 16, 2001
While the movie does feel like quintessential Allen fare, it just doesn't have his usual panache.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Erik Childress
August 23, 2001
The real curse may actually be sitting through this movie
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 24, 2001
Curse of the Jade Scorpion seems to be little more than him trying to work out whether all those women would still find him attractive without fame, money, talent, or indeed any discernible appealing factor whatsoever.
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
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Robert Koehler
August 13, 2001
Little remains after Jade Scorpion is over other than a hazy nostalgic sense for a time that most viewers never knew and that Allen himself was barely old enough to remember.
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 23, 2001
We still prefer his earlier, funnier movies.
Read More | Original Score: C
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
August 23, 2001
The film comes dangerously close to a vanity project and will give ammunition to the filmmaker's detractors.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 23, 2001
Curse is a vignette overinflated to feature-length, threatening to burst from distension.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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