Small Time Crooks


Small Time Crooks

Critics Consensus

Woody Allen rises from his recent slump with Small Time Crooks. A simple, funny movie, Crooks proves Allen still has the touch that made his name synonymous with off-beat comedy.



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This story follows the illegal misadventures of an ex-con dishwasher and his wife, a manicurist who dreams of becoming rich by way of a bank robbery in New York City.


Woody Allen
as Ray Winkler
Tracey Ullman
as Frances Frenchy Fox Winkler
Elaine Stritch
as Chi Chi Potter
George Grizzard
as George Blint
Brian McConnachie
as Paul Milton
Kristine Nielsen
as Emily Bailey
Larry Pine
as Charles Bailey
Julie Lund
as Linda Rhinelander
Maurice Sonnenberg
as Garth Steinway
Richard Mawe
as Anthony Gwynne
Howard Erskine
as Langston Potter
Sam Josepher
as Real Estate Agent
Lawrence Levy
as Dynamite Dealer
Carolyn Saxon
as Candy Salesperson
Dana Tyler
as TV News Reporter
Isaac Mizrahi
as Winklers' Chef
Frank Wood
as Oliver
Diane Bradley
as Cookie Store Customer
Crystal Field
as Cookie Store Customer
Cindy Carver
as Cookie Store Customer
Ray Garvey
as Cookie Store Customer
Bill Gerber
as Cookie Store Customer
Olivia Hayman
as Cookie Store Customer
Laurine Towler
as Cookie Store Customer
Fanda Nikic
as Cookie Store Customer
Steve Kroft
as Himself
Riccardo Bertoni
as Winklers' Butler
Teri Black
as Winkler Party Guest
John Doumanian
as Winkler Party Guest
Phyllis Burdoe
as Winkler Party Guest
Karla Wolfangle
as Modern Dance Performer
Rob Besserer
as Modern Dance Performer
Ruth Laredo
as Concert Pianist
Julie Halston
as Concert Party Guest
Anthony Sinopoli
as Frenchy's Chauffeur
Jesse Levy
as Church Cellist
Cindy Wilks
as Churchgoer
Trevor Moran
as Churchgoer
Peter McRobbie
as Frenchy's Lawyer
Douglas McGrath
as Frenchy's Lawyer
Christine Pipgras
as Potter Party Guest
Nick Garfinkle
as Potter Party Guest
Kenneth Edelson
as Potter Party Guest
Ira Wheeler
as Potter Party Guest
William Hill
as Potter Party Guest
Ramsey Faragallah
as Potter's Waiter
Scotty Bloch
as Edgar's Wife
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Critic Reviews for Small Time Crooks

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Audience Reviews for Small Time Crooks

  • Mar 04, 2012
    As preposterous as it is, Small Time Crooks is an effective, often hilarious, Woody Allen comedy. The script is full of witty dialogue, in classic Allen style, and keeps the film fresh with a number of plot twists. Good acting all around, with an especially good chemistry between Allen and Tracey Ulman. While it certainly doesn't have the most weighty themes like his dramatic works, it deals with its social commentary and ârags to richesâ? theme pretty effectively. Fast paced and consistently funny, itâ(TM)s definitely a worth seeing for Allen fans. 3.5/5 Stars
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • May 08, 2011
    Tolerable albeit forgettable Allen flick with enough laughs to keep the philistine's in check.
    Jonny B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 19, 2010
    Remotely funny, with several instances of pure comic genius, but mostly it's just a regular run of the mill Woody Allen movie, not the funniest, not the worst.
    Liz < Super Reviewer
  • Jan 09, 2010
    Amusing but uneven bank heist caper with Elaine May as its brightest spot
    Tony G Super Reviewer

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