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Both laughs and thrills are on the masthead in this comedy drama about a would-be reporter written and directed by Woody Allen. Sondra Pransky (Scarlett Johansson) is an American journalism student who travels to England to visit friends. While in London, she attends a magic show where magician Sid "Splendini" Waterman (Woody Allen) brings her on-stage as part of a trick in which he makes her disappear. However, while waiting to be "de-materialized," she's visited by the ghost of a murdered reporter (Ian McShane), who passes along the scoop of the decade. The spirit… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Nestled as it is amid the clamor of the late-summer blockbusters, it's the kind of small pleasure that can make you feel intensely grateful."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"The result is decidedly minor Woody, and unlike Match Point, far from essential."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Another comic murder mystery from Woody Allen."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
"Después de Match Point (su mejor película de los últimos años), Woody Allen regresa a un cine menor, olvidable, sin mayores pretenciones que divertir durante un rato."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"The plot fizzles even as the jokes sizzle."
‑ Bruce Feld, Film Journal International
"Woody -- enough with the one-liners."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Scoop. It's a tired, thin, almost laughless reminder of the earlier Allen."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"A genteel burp of a comedy"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Sempre há a possibilidade de que o próximo trabalho de Woody Allen seja um Match Point, um Desconstruindo Harry ou um Todos Dizem Eu Te Amo. O problema é que também há boas chances de que seja um novo Scoop."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Everything is a dreadful bore, a woeful misstep, or both."
‑ David Cornelius,
"It's full of funny lines and clever inventions."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Scoop is no more than a beguiling trifle. But in the dog days of summer, it's a perk to wallow in inspired silliness."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The initial novelty of seeing and hearing Johansson put on an Allen avatar geek persona in her first scene can't carry the film."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Alarmingly, some of Woody Allen's highly strung performance enhancing gestures rub off on Scarlett Johansson in this bizarre misfire from Allen, who hasn't even noticed that his plot doesn't hold water."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"What was surprising, however, was how sloppily it had been put together and how many holes there were in the story."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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