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  • 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
    Variety

    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

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