Sweet and Lowdown - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sweet and Lowdown Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A snappy, loose-limbed performance from Penn.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mike DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
The atmosphere, combined with Sweet and Lowdown's entertaining momentum and zippy jazz score, makes it easy for you to get swept away for 90 minutes of great jazz and good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Great material.
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
The filmā(TM)s most striking aspect -- aside from Pennā(TM)s generous performance -- are the disagreements among these interviewees.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The jazz is certainly here, but the passion is missing.
| Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
The actual story is so boring and uneventful that it's hard to care about any of this.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
The movie has ample delights.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Probes a darker vein than many a Woody Allen movie, but it's also a richly comic piece which can join the ranks of this filmmaker's very best work.
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
January 1, 2000
The bubbly lightness of the music and the giddy fun of Allen's humor give Sweet and Lowdown the gloss of light comedy.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
I'm not a big Woody Allen fan, but this is a good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
It is a fictional docudrama that smacks of Woody's playfulness and love for jazz...
Full Review | Original Score: B
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Sweet and Lowdown is sensitive, funny, melodious, and utterly charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Pleasant enough but not exactly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
There is enjoyment to be had from Sweet and Lowdown.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
January 1, 2000
Definitely worth a viewing.
January 1, 2000
Affectionate, melancholy and anchored by a well thought-out performance from Sean Penn.
| Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
The terrific soundtrack are each alone worth a trip to your local movie theater.
Brett Kelly
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
The real tragedy of this film is that, when all is said and done, it's just not funny.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
January 1, 2000
A likable, lively little ditty -- one theme, some clever variations -- that never wears out its welcome.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
There's a reason why 'sweet' comes before 'lowdown' in the title, and Morton is it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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