Sweet and Lowdown - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sweet and Lowdown Reviews

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Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Contrived and weak.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Peter Brunette
January 1, 2000
The only reason to see this film is for the acting.
Christopher Null
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
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-
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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
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
February 21, 2002
The movie can never muster up the courage to take itself seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Pleasant enough but not exactly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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.
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.
Brett Kelly
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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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
A shallow portrait of the artist as a cad.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 18, 2008
| Original Score: 2/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The lowdown? This ain't sweet.
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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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
An enjoyable diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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