Featuring one of the finest casts Mr. Allen has ever assembled, “Crimes and Misdemeanors” has novelistic richness in delineating character — so much so that, at 104 minutes, the narrative feels squeezed. (I would have welcomed another half-hour.) The cinematic texture is unusually complex as well. Mr. Allen effects some startling juxtapositions, as when a hit man stalks his prey to a Schubert quartet.
March 14, 2014