Small Time Crooks
Small Time Crooks (2000)

This story follows the illegal misadventures of an ex-con dishwasher and his wife, a manicurist who dreams of becoming rich by way of a bank robbery in New York City.

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 19, 2000
DVD Release Date: December 19, 2000
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Woody Allen rises from his recent slump with Small Time Crooks. A simple, funny movie, Crooks proves Allen still has the touch that made his name synonymous with off-beat comedy.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

The grown-up's comedy of choice for summer.

Tom Keogh

This is vintage Allen, his powers intact after a string of increasingly cranky, creaky films in the last few years.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Not much here to interest to children.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The characters in Small Time Crooks are smarter, edgier and more original than the dreary crowd in so many new comedies.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Sweet and affirmative.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I'm happy to report that the new film, Small Time Crooks, is a return to good laughs and good fun.

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

These people offer no sense that they exist beyond the bits of exposition that Allen has written into his screenplay.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Small Time Crooks finds Woody Allen back in a comfortable comic groove.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Tracey Ullman is Allen's best on-screen match since Diane Keaton in Annie Hall; smart, funny, a fully-developed character.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
A decent but forgettable little comedy from Woody Allen concerning a couple of bumbling criminals who strike gold when their small business goes big. Not as… More
Alice Shen
People are dumb.
Tony Gandķa
Amusing but uneven bank heist caper with Elaine May as its brightest spot
Jeffrey Meyers
As preposterous as it is, Small Time Crooks is an effective, often hilarious, Woody Allen comedy. The script is full of witty dialogue, in classic Allen style,… More
Jennifer Xu
At the risk of sounding too repetitive (because I mention it in like every Woody review I do), I honestly don't know why people accuse Allen's work of… More
Andrew Fillmore
This movie is really dumb. It started out okay, but just went downhill from there. I don't recommend it.