• The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Release Date: August 24th, 2001

DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2002

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 Lauren, Helen Hunt, Brian Markinson, Wallace Shawn, David Ogden Stiers, Charlize Theron

Director: Woody Allen

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Gravier Productions, DreamWorks SKG, Perido Productions, Sweetland Films

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: House, Office, Love triangle, Love, Underdog, Amusing, Lighthearted, Madcap, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Seemingly a simple comedy, it actually -- like all Allen's "simple" comedies -- has a lot to say. Will the audience listen or just dismiss it as minor, out-of-date Woody? If they do, it's their loss. show more

  • 88
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Woody Allen's most purely entertaining film in years. show more

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    Hardly the first of Woody Allen's love letters to the good old days, but it's a high-spirited, entertaining one, falling along the same lines as "Radio Days." show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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