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Sweet and Lowdown Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Contrived and weak.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 1, 2000
The only reason to see this film is for the acting.
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
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-
January 1, 2000
The jazz is certainly here, but the passion is missing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 21, 2002
The movie can never muster up the courage to take itself seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: short
January 1, 2000
Pleasant enough but not exactly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The movie is so confused about where it wants to go, it suffers from the same identity crisis as its protagonist.
January 1, 2000
Sweet and Lowdown isn't as unfocused or bilious as recent Allen movies, but it's still pretty mundane.
January 1, 2000
The real tragedy of this film is that, when all is said and done, it's just not funny.
March 22, 2002
A shallow portrait of the artist as a cad.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The lowdown? This ain't sweet.
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
January 1, 2000
An enjoyable diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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
May 26, 2006
Thanks to Morton's presence, it gets closer to the sweetness of the wonderful Everyone Says I Love You.
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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