The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie has an odd feeling, both lush and listless. It's enough to make us believe Allen's comic batteries need recharging."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"It's evidently important to Allen to work, work, work, but he's starting to make his movies by rote instead of passion."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Older kids may like this Woody Allen comedy."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Diálogos sem graça em um filme sem ritmo. Um dos mais fracos do diretor."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Is it funny? Yeah, kinda. But somehow it doesn't all come together. It's not that the material is lacking, but, incredibly for an Allen picture, that the delivery is off-kilter."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"The romance between C.W. and Betty Ann doesn't have much ardor, repressed or otherwise."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"[Allen's] let his guard down and has allowed himself and his audience to relax -- something that doesn't often happen when the specters of class and European art hover over his pictures."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Like a Swiss clock, Allen is the only American director who makes a film every year, but chronic fatigue and lack of inspiration seem to have taken over his work, as this retro comedy, using the old conceit of hypnosis, shows."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A little Woody goes a long way. His cloying nebbishness gets old quickly, though he does have a singular wit and some kind of indefinable charm."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"So devoid of wit, vigour or interest that it's hard not to wonder if the former Allan Konigsberg has finally lost his touch."
‑ Nev Pierce,
"Mid-level, pretty-but-not- hugely-funny Allen film."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Despite an appealing, even ingenious premise, Scorpion is another quippy but uninspired comedy."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Woody Allen cooks up an easy-going little swindle comedy, not too far off from his last film Small Time Crooks."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"'The old joke of Woody as irresistible romantic lead has gone from funny, to discomforting, to pitiable.'"
‑ Paul Arendt, Teletext
"This isn't vintage Woody -- we haven't seen that since, oh, Hannah and Her Sisters -- but it's good enough."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
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