Sweet and Lowdown Reviews

October 18, 2008
August 15, 2002
Droll and amusing.
June 18, 2002
March 22, 2002
A shallow portrait of the artist as a cad.
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.
January 1, 2000
Great material.
January 1, 2000
The jazz is certainly here, but the passion is missing.
January 1, 2000
The movie has ample delights.
January 1, 2000
There is enjoyment to be had from Sweet and Lowdown.
January 1, 2000
A likable, lively little ditty -- one theme, some clever variations -- that never wears out its welcome.
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
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.
January 1, 2000
This is one very tuneful labor of love.
January 1, 2000
An enjoyable diversion.
January 1, 2000
A snappy, loose-limbed performance from Penn.
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.
January 1, 2000
The only reason to see this film is for the acting.