Sweet and Lowdown - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sweet and Lowdown Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
September 23, 2007
Woody Allen, in his thirtieth outing as writer-director, still shows signs of change, improvement, depth of feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Thanks to Morton's presence, it gets closer to the sweetness of the wonderful Everyone Says I Love You.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Focusing on the story, the auteur explores his two favorite topics, jazz and s----heels, to enter the new millenium in style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
... seems to be the latest chapter in a great work on the artist's search for meaning, for self-worth, for redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 21, 2003
If you aren't sure you like jazz, see this movie just to be exposed to the Django sound! Your next trip might be to the record store.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
March 19, 2003
Combining the worst traits of his two most recent outings--the overweening cruelty of Deconstructing Harry and the formal and narrative laziness of Celebrity.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
A pleasant film. It's sweet and low down on my list of Allen favorites, but worth seeing for Penn's performance.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2002
Droll and amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
A shallow portrait of the artist as a cad.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 13, 2002
Woody Allen's fictionalized biography of a legendary American jazz guitarist set in the 1930s.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
February 21, 2002
The movie can never muster up the courage to take itself seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: short
George Perry
April 17, 2001
It is put together so well you can believe that this human misfit with a terrible taste in tailoring, an insatiable thirst for liquor, an appalling way with women, yet with a guitar in his hand seemingly guided by angels, was a real person.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
This is one very tuneful labor of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
An enjoyable diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
January 1, 2000
Sweet and Lowdown is undeniably pleasant, but British actress Samantha Morton quietly explodes it: Her performance is like nothing I've seen in recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Emmet Ray is a fictional character, but so convincing in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown that he seems like a real chapter of jazz history we somehow overlooked.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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January 1, 2000
The movie is so confused about where it wants to go, it suffers from the same identity crisis as its protagonist.
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Peter Brunette
January 1, 2000
The only reason to see this film is for the acting.
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Sweet and Lowdown isn't as unfocused or bilious as recent Allen movies, but it's still pretty mundane.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The lowdown? This ain't sweet.
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