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Scoop Reviews

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July 28, 2006
Scoop. It's a tired, thin, almost laughless reminder of the earlier Allen.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 27, 2006
A blend of lackluster comedy and lazy plotting, the film feels a lot like bad Hitchcock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 27, 2006
Like the character he plays, Allen's shtick has worn out its welcome.
Read More | Original Score: C
July 27, 2006
Scoop isn't going for complexity. It's a trifle. Like its rootless vaudevillian magician, however, it feels neither here nor there.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 27, 2006
Maybe Scoop wouldn't have sunk if Woody the costar were thrown overboard.... What once was a gifted comic's fluid improvisation is now a doddering old man so embarrassing he's uncomfortable to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 30, 2009
A genteel burp of a comedy
July 28, 2006
If one of the best things one can say about a film is that it's funnier than Curse of the Jade Scorpion, that's not exactly a ringing endorsement.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
July 24, 2006
Appear[s] to have been slapped together without any consideration for jovial, snappy rhythm.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 27, 2006
Scoop is the worst movie Woody Allen has ever made.
July 17, 2006
After Woody Allen had made one too many 'serious' films, his devoted fans longed for him to go back to being funny again. Things now have come full circle, for after Scoop, they're going to wish the Woodman would stick to serious drama from now on.
July 24, 2006
As writer, director and actor Allen borrows so liberally from himself that anyone familiar with his movies will experience twinges of déjà vu in nearly every other scene.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 28, 2006
Scoop feels like the leftovers from that [Manhattan Murder Mystery], after they've been strained through The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 28, 2006
Scoop is worthwhile viewing for Allen's quips. Just don't expect much of a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 28, 2006
One form of low-rent showbiz Allen depicts in Scoop is Fleet Street journalism, but it's depicted with none of the witty rancor or intelligence of Evelyn Waugh's 1937 Scoop.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 29, 2006
The problem remains, however, that Scoop feels so drawn out and lackadaisical in its bid for self-deprecating Allen-esque bits that wear out its familiar welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 30, 2006
Everything is a dreadful bore, a woeful misstep, or both.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 29, 2009
Probably one of the most annoying Woody Allen movies I've ever seen.
July 27, 2006
Allen is only there as a punchline machine, and I spent most of the movie looking for his 'off' button.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 18, 2006
A ramshackle and laboriously whimsical comedic trifle that falls back on Woody Allen's increasingly tired penchant for nattering faux-realism.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 27, 2006
too much kvetching and not enough mystery
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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