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PG-13| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
Woody Allen stars as CW Briggs, the top insurance investigator in New York in 1940-or so he keeps telling the firm's new efficiency expert, Betty Ann Fitzgerald (Helen Hunt). Briggs prides himself on being able to crack any insurance caper by getting into the mind of the thief, but now, thanks to the hypnotic powers of the Jade Scorpion, the mind of a thief is getting into Briggs.

Cast: Woody Allen , Dan Aykroyd , Elizabeth Berkley , Helen Hunt , Brian Markinson , Wallace Shawn , David Ogden Stiers , Charlize Theron

Director: Woody Allen

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

Release Date: August 5th, 2001|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a real charmer from a director who feels that a knockabout romantic farce doesn't have to be mindless -- take that, "America's Sweethearts." show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's middling Allen, which means that fans won't be sorry to see it, while everyone else can wait until the next "Bullets Over Broadway." show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Since a goodly portion of Jade is given over to the barbed banter lobbed by Allen and a solid Helen Hunt (in Stanwyck mode as a peevish efficiency expert who challenges his façade of male superiority), Woody the wordsmith is in full evidence, too. show more

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