Scoop

Synopsis: Scarlett Johansson and Hugh Jackman star in this hilariously twisted tale of murder and mystery! When an inquisitive college journalist (Johansson) stumbles upon new clues to a string of murders, her investigation leads directly to a handsome businessman (Jackman), who draws her in with his mysterious charm. Could a whirlwind romance with the subject of her search also become the most dangerous scoop of a lifetime? Experience the laughs in this witty new comedy that will have you guessing until the very end!
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Scoop 7.5

I really enjoyed this movie, and I think that it returns Woody Allen to fine comedic form, but a lot of it seemed like déjà-vu. I mean, there are at the very least elements of ‘Manhattan Murder Mystery’ and ‘Shadows and Fog’ in here.

So, while I think it’s thoroughly enjoyable, and Woody Allen always treads the same waters in the first place, I can’t justify giving it a higher rating – especially in light of Scarlett Johansson’s over-acting and the somewhat unbelievable characters.

Still, it’s a fun time, one of the really good Woody Allen films and it’s absolutely accessible to most viewers. It’s worth the 90 mins.

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