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  • Summary: In Woody Allen's new contemporary comedy, an American journalism student (Johansson) visiting friends in London happens upon the scoop of a lifetime. Along the investigative trail, she finds magic, murder, mystery - and perhaps love, with a British aristocrat (Jackman). (Focus Features)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 35
  2. Negative: 7 out of 35
  1. 83
    The film is a pleasure that doesn't rank with Allen's best but satisfies far more than most American comedies.
  2. It's far from his (Allen) career best, but it's funny and he comes off well.
  3. An odd but agreeable little comedy.
  4. The differences between the two movies are, first, that Scoop is a comedy and, second, unlike "Match Point," it's not very good, as Allen also returns to pre-Match Point mediocre form.
  5. Cobbled together from memorable parts of Allen's own (not to mention Hitchcock's) classics, Scoop doesn't establish its own identity.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Clark
    40
    Years ago, when Allen's inimitable comedy style still seemed fresh, Scoop may have joined the ranks of "Sleeper" and "Take the Money and Run" as a comedy classic. Today it provides a pleasant diversion.
  7. Allen doesn't get us to care much about any of the characters here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 4 out of 22

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