Small Time Crooks


A throwback to his Broadway Danny Rose style of moviemaking, Woody Allen’s Small Time Crooks

feels like an attempt to please an audience that doesn’t exist anymore.

Elevated by a truly comic ensemble that works hard to replace whatever

inspiration is missing from the screenplay, this is inarguably a minor

work, more assured than Deconstructing Harry but lacking the defensive aggression that made the earlier film more than a nostalgia piece.

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