Skip to main content


Based on 10 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    In this risky, riveting film, our most prolific and provocative moviemaker uses his wit to touch a nerve. Crimes and Misdemeansors is so funny it hurts. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    In the world of this film, conventional piety is overturned and we see into the soul of a human monster. show more

  • 88
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Flagrantly flawed but never less than fascinating film that does indeed blend the funny Woody and the serious Woody. show more

  • 70
    TV Guide

    Fine ensemble acting (Alda and Huston are outstanding), evocative composition and design, intelligent writing, and spritely musical score. show more

  • 100
    Vincent Canby The New York Times

    Mr. Allen's most securely serious and funny film to date. show more

  • 80
    Richard Schickel Time

    At times the joints in the movie's carpentry are strained, at times the mood swings jarring. [16 Oct 1989, p. 82] show more

  • 80
    Stanley Kauffmann The New Republic

    It is his best and most courageous work to date. [13 Nov 1989, p. 22] show more

  • 70

    Alda is perfect casting as a successful TV comedy producer, whose pompous attitude and easy romantic victories with women (including Farrow) exasperate Allen. show more

  • 70
    Rita Kempley Washington Post

    Whiny, quirky and urbane. show more

  • 20
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    None of the characters or ideas is allowed to develop beyond its cardboard profile. show more

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings