Scoop

Scoop

Scoop

The Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson, London collaboration continues, from last year’s Match Point, in comedy-farce Scoop.

Sondra (Johansson) is an American journalism student visiting London. While attending the show of hack magician Sid Waterman (Allen), she is plucked as a volunteer from the audience. Whilst in the Sid’s magic box, Sondra is visited by a ghost – the deceased Joe Strombel (Ian McShane). Joe is convinced that handsome aristocrat Peter Lyman (Hugh Jackman) is a serial killer. Considering this the break she’s been waiting for, Sondra enlists Sid to help her catch the killer & get the scoop.

200796 minsUK, USA
ComedyFantasyMystery
Director:
Woody Allen ('Annie Hall', 'Manhatten', 'Crimes and Misdemeanors', 'Manhattan Murder Mystery', 'Match Point')
Writer:
Woody Allen
Cast:
Scarlett JohanssonHugh JackmanWoody AllenIan McShaneKevin McNally

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Scoop / Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

It's really, really funny...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

No more than a beguiling trifle. But in the dog days of summer, it's a perk to wallow in inspired silliness...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Woody Allen reprises his Alvy Singer shtick in a pastiche of 50s screwball that is deeply unfunny...

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Lumiere Reader

Lumiere Reader

A return to the light-hearted farce that Allen has often indulged himself with; the half-a-decent-idea movies that he trots out in and around the very good movies...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Scoop is about 50 minutes of plot padded with 40 minutes of Woody being Woody...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Not vintage Woody, but he still has a few belly laughs left in him...

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Allen is at his stuttering, irritating, hammy worst as the nervous, bumbling magician who poses as Sondra's dad – surely the creepiest father-figure ever given his romantic history. His hamminess also seems to infect Jackman and Johansson, who start to stutter occasionally. One gets a disturbing feeling that Allen made this film and designed the plot so he could spend time with the luscious Miss Johansson...

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