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  • Summary: Woody Allen's debut comedy TV series set in the 1960s features the director along with Becky Ann Baker, Joy Behar, Lewis Black, Rachel Brosnahan, Miley Cyrus, Christine Ebersole, David Harbour, Margaret Ladd, Elaine May, Michael Rapaport, and Rebecca Schull.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 29
  2. Negative: 7 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Sep 28, 2016
    80
    The whole thing may seem patently ludicrous but it’s done with distinct artistic finesse, set to a furious, insidious visual rhythm in it’s bold, decisive, and intuitive editing.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Sep 29, 2016
    70
    This isn’t Allen at his wittiest or wildest--his career is almost by definition a thing of peaks and valleys, and he can be satisfying and frustrating within a single film. But he has a voice, and he has not yet lost it. Anyone susceptible to that sensibility will find many familiar pleasures here.
  3. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Sep 30, 2016
    50
    There are smiles, but also cringes. Cyrus is terrible, and even May can't do much with this. Allen is Allen.
  4. 40
    Throughout, there are amusing character bits happening on the sidelines, particularly in the glimpses of Kay’s therapy practice (Lewis Black and Becky Ann Baker shine as a disgruntled couple that can’t agree on anything except guacamole), and a book club that includes Joy Behar. But none of this craftsmanship adds up to much when the material is as quarter-baked as it is here.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    Sep 30, 2016
    40
    A lot of the qualities that still make Allen’s movies worth watching--especially his gift for crowding a bunch of actors into the frame and giving all of them something interesting to do--are present in Crisis in Six Scenes’ final episode. But the road to get there is so needlessly long, and so pointlessly convoluted, that many viewers will be forgiven for having abandoned it long ago.
  6. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Sep 29, 2016
    40
    If you thought Woody Allen would revolutionize television with his new Amazon series, Crisis in Six Scenes, prepare to be underwhelmed. ... May is the single best reason to watch Crisis in Six Scenes.
  7. Reviewed by: Scott D. Pierce
    Sep 30, 2016
    10
    Meandering, unfocused and unfunny. ... It's terrible. Don't waste your time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 2, 2016
    10
    Congratulations on the premiere!!Wonderful series,wonderful sense of humor.Gorgeous cast,Miley Cyrus just Shine,we will wait for her nextCongratulations on the premiere!!Wonderful series,wonderful sense of humor.Gorgeous cast,Miley Cyrus just Shine,we will wait for her next acting job.I advise everyone to watch! Expand
  2. Oct 11, 2016
    10
    es una excelente serie, ademas que muestra una faceta de Miley mas madura y creciendo como actriz, Allen es un muy buen escritor-director,es una excelente serie, ademas que muestra una faceta de Miley mas madura y creciendo como actriz, Allen es un muy buen escritor-director, lastima que la serie tenga poca duracion Expand
  3. Oct 1, 2016
    10
    Congratulations! It's awesome! Miley did a gret job in the series, I cannot wait to see her the next work and - I hope - it's with Woody AllenCongratulations! It's awesome! Miley did a gret job in the series, I cannot wait to see her the next work and - I hope - it's with Woody Allen again! :D Expand
  4. Oct 6, 2016
    9
    This show is a real pleasure, an amusing commentary on the current state of our horrifying political world through the metaphor of the 1960s.This show is a real pleasure, an amusing commentary on the current state of our horrifying political world through the metaphor of the 1960s. I only regret that it lasts a mere 6 episodes. Expand
  5. Oct 16, 2016
    6
    Much like his movies, Woody Allen's first mini-series grapples with philosophical, social, and political issues that most TV shows are afraidMuch like his movies, Woody Allen's first mini-series grapples with philosophical, social, and political issues that most TV shows are afraid to touch with a 10-foot pole. The writing feels very genuine and honest. The show made me reexamine my life and wonder if I have made the correct choices. If you want to watch something snarky, cynical, and negative, you have hundreds of other mind-numbing shows from which to choose. Expand
  6. Oct 14, 2017
    5
    It wasn't the complete disaster I'd heard it was, but Allen's boredom is quite evident.

    I'm still wondering why did he do it if he wasn't
    It wasn't the complete disaster I'd heard it was, but Allen's boredom is quite evident.

    I'm still wondering why did he do it if he wasn't really into it.
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  7. Nov 19, 2016
    4
    This is a slow burn story with a lot of redundant gabbing and little emotion. A few laughs, and pretty to look at, but Woody is past his primeThis is a slow burn story with a lot of redundant gabbing and little emotion. A few laughs, and pretty to look at, but Woody is past his prime here as a panicky, forgetful old man guided thru life by a grumbling but much more aware wife, and quirks that appear in the plot are totally far-fetched (sleep-walking scene, I need say no more). I generally can put up with a lot of this kind of thing from Allen and still find some redemption, but this is a bridge too far. My wife and I just turned it off out of boredom. Oddly, Miley Cyrus was the BEST thing about it... she was actually acting with some enthusiasm, in spite of the limited and repetitive lines written for her. The whole thing seems partially baked, I believe Woody just took the money and supplied a script written while HE was sleep walking. Expand

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