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5.9
/10
3,344 Ratings

Scoop

Directed by Woody Allen
United States, United Kingdom, 2006
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Synopsis

Even in death, British reporter Joe Strombel is dedicated to completing his final piece. During a magician’s performance in London, he hands tenacious journalism student Sondra the scoop of a lifetime. All the clues, however, are leading to the aristocrat she has dangerously fallen in love with.

Our take

In the delightful Scoop, London is the playground for the hijinks of a magician, a suspicious aristocrat, a dead journalist and a living one! A neo-screwball comic gem which finally gives Scarlett Johansson the chance to be funny, bouncing her unique rhythm off of Allen’s babbling patter.

Scoop Directed by Woody Allen

Awards & Festivals

Goya Awards

2007 | Nominee: Best European Film

Critics reviews

Allen doesn’t get us to care much about any of the characters here. Sondra’s a bit of a dumbbell, and she isn’t charming. Her English roommate is, but like Jane Cook, she’s just another bit of plot machinery. And Lyman’s such a standard-issue playboy he periodically seems to evaporate from the screen himself. Only Allen as the wiseass Splendini comes across as having much depth or character. But that’s probably just because he’s familiar—we’ve seen him so often we can fill in the blanks.
July 27, 2006
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