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Rehashing old plot lines and characters, Scoop is a tiresome dipper and another disappointing addition to Woody Allen's repertoire. Read critic reviews

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Even in death, British reporter Joe Strombel (Ian McShane) is dedicated to completing his final piece on London's notorious Tarot Card Killer, and American journalism student Sondra Pransky (Scarlett Johansson) discovers during a magician's (Woody Allen) performance that she can communicate with Joe. He hands her the story of a lifetime, and the chase leads directly to British aristocrat Peter Lyman (Hugh Jackman), with whom she has fallen dangerously in love.

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  • Mar 29, 2021
    Occasionally it is an amusing throwback to certain comedies from the 30s and 40s, but without nearly enough witty banter.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 07, 2013
    Woody Allen partners with Scarlett Johansson once again to deliver the quirky British comedy Scoop. When a recently deceased investigative reporter learns that the son of a British Lord may be a serial killer, he cheats Death in order to get the information to an aspiring college reporter who takes up his cause and attempts to uncover the story. Johansson and Allen are outstanding and have incredible comedic chemistry. And co-stars Hugh Jackman and Ian McShane also deliver great performances. Additionally, Allen's directing is quite good, and has a classic noir detective style to it. Scoop is a smart crime drama that well-crafted and funny.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 22, 2013
    Good lord...Woody Allen is so overrated. He even made Scarlett Johansson become a bad actress.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 21, 2012
    Not anywhere near as awful as most critics have made it sound. In fact, it's suprisingly funny and charming. I always love to see Woody Allen acting in his movies. Perhaps a bit too much foreshadowing, but a decent comedy.
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