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Based on 35 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    No more than a beguiling trifle. But in the dog days of summer, it's a perk to wallow in inspired silliness. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's really, really funny. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Johansson is not Allen's new Diane Keaton. She's closer to Mariel Hemingway -- though even Allen couldn't attempt to pull off a romance between his septuagenarian self and a girl in college. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    An odd but agreeable little comedy. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Cobbled together from memorable parts of Allen's own (not to mention Hitchcock's) classics, Scoop doesn't establish its own identity. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    To see Allen, now 70, trying to reclaim the persona he's been handing off is like watching Willie Mays fall down trying to hit a slow curve during his last season. Woody may go on to direct many great films, but it's time for him to retire Alvy Singer. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A light-hearted if ghostly murder mystery that for all the contemporary English locations feels like a 1930s studio film including a plot that bears little scrutiny. Along with the delectable Johansson, the film offers fun roles for Allen, Hugh Jackman and Ian McShane. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Decidedly minor Woody. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    Scoop isn't going for complexity. It's a trifle. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A marginally funny comedy at best, recycles themes, scenes and even lines from Allen's own old movies - like many of Allen's later efforts. show more

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