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 (556)6.61 h 36 min2006X-RayPG-13
HD. Woody Allen's hilarious murder mystery about a student reporter who tracks a notorious killer with help from a hack magician.
Directors
Woody Allen
Starring
Woody AllenHugh JackmanScarlett Johansson
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SuspenseComedyFantasy
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English [CC]
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English
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Supporting actors
Ian McShane
Producers
Letty AronsonGareth Wiley
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UNIVERSAL PAY TELEVISION
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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3.9 out of 5 stars

556 global ratings

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  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 14% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 7% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 10% of reviews have 1 stars
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Debra E. M.Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Annoying
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Beautiful cinematography and Scarlett Johansen is always interesting to watch, but the plot is scraps pieced together from other Woody Allen films. His stuttering silliness got on my nerves, and his and Scarlett's wardrobes seem to have been selected from a garage sale. Mismatched, wrinkled and ill-fitting. Which I probably wouldn't have noticed if there had been anything to distract me. Would give it 2 stars if I wasn't such a big fan of Woody Allen.
14 people found this helpful
WJReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Same WA dead-on-arrival sophomoric junk,
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Jul 2021 - plot is sophomoric and predictable. WA’s performance - if you can call it that - is annoying. His role adds nothing to the movie, in fact his character is useless. WA’s acting is summed up as an annoying person playing an annoying person. How does WA get away with pitying this drivel on the screen over and over. Spoiler alert - you can figure out ‘who done it’ after 15 min max. Din’t waste either time or money on this junk.
6 people found this helpful
DetectorReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Weak
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one of woody's more anemic films. scarlett johansson...sh initially reminded me so much of my first love interest, she also of one jewish, one scandinavian parent, looked much like her when we were young. So, I was a fan. But truth dawned on me eventually, that Scarlett, unlike the first girlfriend I really fell for, is kinda wooden. I guess woody saw this as an endearing handicap fitting a would-be dental hygienist, indeed, his character alludes to her character in the movie as being handicapped, and we know he means not physically. The script itself is equally wooden, Woody's role leans heavily on repetitive patter. Yeah, it's a little funny that his magic tricks aren't magical, but barely. The movie is not totally devoid of charm, not annoying and tedious the way Magic in the Moonlight was. , Woody musta had someone helping him remember stuff when he was making Rainy Day in New York because it is a far better movie than these antecedents.
3 people found this helpful
SolaPoweredReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Ian McShane actually showed up for work BUT NOBODY ELSE DID
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Scarlett and Woody are reading dialog that is written in half-thoughts and interruptions, but their pauses, trail-offs, speed of speech don't match the pacing of the dialog. It's very painful to watch.

"I'm acting frantic right now" she stated, relaxing visibly as soon as her line was done.

Romola Garai, whoever that is, actually manages to deliver lines as if she's thinking about what she's saying, and makes Johansson look like it's her first day on the job. 25 minutes was quite enough for me, bye.
4 people found this helpful
K.F.Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Predictable and mostly flat
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Can't help but think the writing was rushed. The movie would have been better without Woody Allen doing his neurotic shtick. It worked when he was younger and before his legal troubles. Who is going to complain about looking at Hugh Jackman and Scarlett S? He treated this movie on the surface, the jokes predictable, as was the ending. No surprises here.
3 people found this helpful
mswoonReviewed in the United States on August 3, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
The meandering dialogues put me to sleep
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A movie by Woody Allan showcasing himself as an inquisitive magician, a role Ill suited for him. The plot was given away very early - the writers did not try hard to find a reason for Hugh Jachman to be the killer. In the end, how the secretary was poisoned was not important. And Joe the reporter did not matter much. And that Scarlett Johansson’s character had to know how to swim was so very clear. Even though she had not died, she hardly had anything to pin it on the murderer.

There is nothing really good about this movie.

One star for teaching me something - in 2006 when the movie came out, Smart Cars are already in production.
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OutdoorsmanReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Next Time Just Direct
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I kept thinking how good this movie would have been if Woody Allen just let the actress carry the movie, had not inserted himself in the movie and just stuck to directing. The movie story itself is entertaining and the Actress was especially good. I even watched another of her movies a few days later, because she is such a talented actress. I liked Wood Allen in his past movies, but now find his outdated style irritating and distracting. He brings the same character he did back 50 years ago and what was funny then now seems adolescent.
2 people found this helpful
joel wingReviewed in the United States on July 7, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining mystery by Woody Allen
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Scarlett Johansson is a college journalism student who’s visited by the ghost of a reporter Ian McShane who tells her that a prominent British personality Hugh Jackman is a serial killer. She enlists magician Woody Allen to help her with the case. Johansson plays the determined but a bit naïve young woman. Allen is his usual neurotic, self-effacing self. He’s still got the jokes as well like when he’s playing poker and says he used his first poker winnings to buy a Reuben. A player asks if he was able to buy a Reuben painting to which Allen replies no a Reuben sandwich. Jackman is a charmer. It leads to an entertaining mystery.

Woody Allen’s recent output has been very up and down, but this was definitely one of the better ones.
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