The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Poster

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, Love, Lighthearted, Office, Madcap, Underdog, 2000s, Amusing, Love triangle

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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 Will the audience listen or just dismiss it as minor, out-of-date Woody?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

  • It's not fresh and irreverent, qualities we admire in Allen. It is recycled and irrelevant. show more

  • The movie isn't terrible -- a few clever notions snap to life and pay off, at least modestly -- but it's dispirited and eventually dispiriting, a force-fed farce that falls far short of fascination.

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