Shadows and Fog
Shadows and Fog (1992)

In this Woody Allen film, a city is searching for the person responsible for a series of strangulation murders, and they enlist the help of cowardly clerk Kleinman (Woody Allen). As he helps in the search, he runs across circus performer… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 20, 1992
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2001
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jack Kroll
Newsweek

Shadows and Fog is Woody Allen's first mystery movie. The mystery: what caused this total breakdown of a unique artist?

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Has few laughs.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...never really amounts to much, though it does look great...

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The sets and camerawork are astounding, and film and literature buffs will have fun spotting the references. But the circus-related material is thin, the philosophic pontificating is atypically glib, and the all-star cast is given precious little to do.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Beautiful vintage Woody.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Bizarre, underrated Allen film.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

An artistic and commercial misstep, this b/w tribute to German Expressionism wastes the talents of Jodie Foster, Lily Tomlin, Kathy Bates, and many others.

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Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

When woody was goody.

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Leaves you hanging at the end, but it's fun putting your head in the noose.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Lesser Woody seems to be trying to evoke Pandora's Box but while it's filled with gifted performers they are the wrong ones to fit into the style he… More
Robert C
I'm not a HUGE fan of Woddy Allen's work, my general problem is primarily his presence on screen. While I can appreciate his work as a director /… More
Randy Tippy
Yet another Woody Allen vehicle centered around his trademark Semitic neurosis ...and yet again I smile and laugh and applaud. What is wrong with me??
Jennifer Xu
This movie is kind of boring. And all that fog doesn't help. Sorry, Woody.
Jonathan Hutchings
Shadows and Fog, Woody's love letter to German Expressionism, boasts some cleverly detailed mise-en-scenes and 20s inspired shot scales, but it's… More
Alice Shen
About as scintillating as <i>Scoop</i>.