Small Time Crooks Reviews
Good idea turned completely dry... the initial idea with a goofy heist takes a turn for the disappointing focusing on the desires of reaching socialite status for one character halfway to the end... what a waste - waste of good cast and initial idea and just falls flat and predictable by the very end, we didn't remember this being such a wash in the past but now this just doesn't stand up to allens other films, disappointed majorly
"What would you say if I told you that you were married to a very brilliant man?"
"I'd say I'd have to be a bigamist."
A looser crook, now quite old is tired of his life situation. A wife that wants more glam gives him gentle nagging and fights all the time but with his new masterplan, things are going to change. They are planning on robbing a bank with a nice buqet of crook friends. Naturally, nothing turns out the way it should. It does take some very big turns, though.
Snappy, fun, smart and chaotic character-driven comedy with a great script. It has a very good first part as it builds up and great lines are all over the scenes. I miss more of the robbery planning and it feels a bit rushed. The last half is still taking many clever turns, but they are never as fun or interesting for me. Still a solid comedy - somewhere on the middle of my Woody-charts.
6.5 out of 10 cookies.
Small Time Crooks Gets an A-