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Small Time Crooks Reviews

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Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
The grown-up's comedy of choice for summer.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Small Time Crooks is appealing.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The characters in Small Time Crooks are smarter, edgier and more original than the dreary crowd in so many new comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Allen's funniest, least sour outing in nearly a decade is a small movie with a tidy payoff.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
These people offer no sense that they exist beyond the bits of exposition that Allen has written into his screenplay.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
This is vintage Allen, his powers intact after a string of increasingly cranky, creaky films in the last few years.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The ensemble cast performs in perfect cadence.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
Unexciting acting.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A pleasantly surprising little treat.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
A half-baked affair that's a pastiche of better, more inventive comedies.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
I wish I could recommend Small Time Crooks more strongly, but the truth is that it's a weak (bordering on inconsequential) entry into the director's canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A delicious comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
It plays more like a second draft than a final product.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Small Time Crooks finds Woody Allen back in a comfortable comic groove.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Sweet and affirmative.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Allen's performance, like the movie, feels less manic than his standard comic persona.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Small Time Crooks, isn't anywhere near as hilarious as I hoped it would be.
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Small Time Crooks is a small-change Woody Allen film. It's also the writer-director's funniest in years.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
More fun than anything Woody Allen has written and directed since Bullets Over Broadway.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
A lot of it is enjoyable.