Often misremembered, this movie might be the most solid in Woody Allen's trilogy - a group of anyway flawless movies above any other in his last 20 years. Characters are well-built and - even more important - well told: there's no hassle into seeing understanding what drives the two brothers, even though seeing through all of their thoughts is as difficult as it would be in real life. (Not too) slow, but touching.
totally underrated. Maybe because it was the next film after Match Point. As in tradition to that film, Woody asks Crime and Punishment questions while telling a story that reminded me of the old Pardoner's Tale.
Underrated thriller from Allen whose tedium in the first act is overcome by an unbearably tense second and an operatically tragic third. Good performances all around. Nice portrait of what happens when ordinary idiots try to be master criminals; they fail honestly and all-too believably.
Forgettable drama from writer-director Woody Allen is intelligently written, but lacking in any real suspense. Very similar to Allen's 'Match Point' in a lot of ways - well-drawn characters and strong performances - but it lacks that film's clever plot twists. Not a terrible film, but nothing special. Strong - if familiar - score by Phillip Glass.
How does Allen manage to crank out so many films? It's ridiculous. I hadn't even heard of this one when it was in theatres.
Despite strong performances and a decent plot, the film fails to launch past the "good-but-not-great" status that applies to so many of Allen's films.