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Crimes and MisdemeanorsTwo separate but interweaving stories of the moral choices made in crumbling marriages and marital infidelity are presented. An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
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Directors of "Crimes and Misdemeanors"Woody AllenBirthdate: 1 December 1935, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "Crimes and Misdemeanors"Woody AllenBirthdate: 1 December 1935, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "Crimes and Misdemeanors"Chicago ReaderFebruary 12, 2008
The overall 'philosophical' thrust -- that good guys finish last and that crime does pay -- is designed to make the audience feel very wise, but none of the characters or ideas is allowed to develop beyond its cardboard profile.VarietyFebruary 12, 2008
The structural and stylistic conceit is that when Landau is onscreen, the film is dead serious, even solemn, while Allen's own appearance onscreen signals hilarious satire and priceless one-liners.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
Dramatically, the film seldom fulfils its promise, and its pessimistic 'moral' -- that good and evil do not always meet with their just deserts -- looks contrived and hollow. Intriguing and patchily effective, nevertheless.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
The movie's secret strength -- its structure, really -- comes from the truth of the dozens and dozens of particular details through which it arrives at its own very hesitant, not especially comforting, very moving generality.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
A relative of Hannah and Her Sisters in its duplex structure and of The Purple Rose of Cairo in its bitter theme, Crimes is two movies in one, a blend of Allen's satiric and pretentious dramatic styles.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
The movie generates the best kind of suspense, because it's not about what will happen to people -- it's about what decisions they will reach.Common Sense MediaMay 03, 2016
Dark Woody Allen comedy-drama about adultery, murder.Groucho ReviewsFebruary 19, 2014
Nervy and unnerving...arguably the purest expression of Allen's cinematic vision. [Blu-ray]Cinema CrazedSeptember 23, 2013
A truly brilliant study of murder and its psychological effects on the people that dare commit it.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsMarch 29, 2010
Using the paper-thin lead characters as symbols to show how blind people are about themselves and their relationships has little gravitas, but the comedy is stinging.Film4February 12, 2008
The result is a frighteningly intelligent, and often hilariously funny whole.TV GuideFebruary 12, 2008
Allen's expertise is evident everywhere.
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