Scoop Reviews

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November 2, 2018
The film is essentially a piece of nostalgia, but it swings along with an insouciance we haven't had from him in a long time.
October 7, 2006
Nestled as it is amid the clamor of the late-summer blockbusters, it's the kind of small pleasure that can make you feel intensely grateful.
August 9, 2006
Woody -- enough with the one-liners.
July 28, 2006
It's full of funny lines and clever inventions.
July 28, 2006
The result is decidedly minor Woody, and unlike Match Point, far from essential.
July 28, 2006
Scoop. It's a tired, thin, almost laughless reminder of the earlier Allen.
July 28, 2006
Scoop is no more than a beguiling trifle. But in the dog days of summer, it's a perk to wallow in inspired silliness.
July 28, 2006
Scoop has something Match Point didn't, something that none of Allen's films have had to quite this degree in 10 years. It's really, really funny.
July 28, 2006
A bouncy comedy/mystery about a young would-be journalist (Scarlett Johansson) trying to solve a crime.
July 28, 2006
If only it were funny instead of just passably amusing, and if only Allen's movies hadn't declined to such a state of rote self-repetition that even passably amusing is tantamount to a compliment.
July 28, 2006
Scoop is worthwhile viewing for Allen's quips. Just don't expect much of a story.
July 28, 2006
Modest and forgettable, it's Woody Lite.
July 28, 2006
Scoop, a half-baked amalgam of Manhattan Murder Mystery and Curse of the Jade Scorpion -- sadly demonstrates that Allen has lost much of his comic timing both as a director and an actor.
July 28, 2006
To see Allen, now 70, trying to reclaim the persona he's been handing off is like watching Willie Mays fall down trying to hit a curve ball during his last season.
July 28, 2006
Scoop feels like a tentative doodle in the general direction of Match Point, only chronologically reversed and more or less amusing.
July 28, 2006
Scoop, an amiable romp of lighthearted fun.
July 28, 2006
The movie is watchable, there's the occasional good one-liner, but it's extremely slight, overly drawn out and never for a moment believable.
July 28, 2006
Things don't really get ugly in Scoop, they just feel very familiar very quickly, which doesn't mean it's necessarily bad, just awfully lightweight and terribly unoriginal.
July 28, 2006
Scoop represents a significant step backward. The longer the movie goes on, the more we feel as if we're watching a balloon deflate.
July 28, 2006
A romp of a thing, Scoop won't be mistaken for splendid. Yet for diminutive pleasure, the murder- mystery comedy can rightly be called splendini.
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