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Scoop (2006)

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Robert Bathurst Robert Bathurst
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Geoff Bell Geoff Bell
Strombel's Co-Workers
Christopher Fulford Christopher Fulford
Strombel's Co-Workers
Nigel Lindsay Nigel Lindsay
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Ian McShane Ian McShane
Joe Strombel
Fenella Woolgar Fenella Woolgar
Jane Cook
Pete Mastin Pete Mastin
Doreen Mantle Doreen Mantle
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Woody Allen Woody Allen
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11 years, 3 months ago at Jun 25 20:09
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"Scoop" was a fun movie, although Scarlet Johansson's performance as Sondra Pranske/Jade Spence at times felt stagy. Woody Allen's character, Sidney Waterman, felt a little unnecessary to the plot, although Hugh Jackman gave a convincing performance as the suspect and love interest. Altogether it was an enjoyable film.

Weak and contrived

16 years, 2 months ago at Jul 17 13:12
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About as satisfying as a stick of chewing gum, saccharine sweet.

An average movie

12 years, 1 month ago at Aug 25 11:51
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Since I only heard bad things about this flick, I really had some rather low expectations but since I have been faithfully following Woody Allen for almost 20 years, I still wanted to check it out. Eventually, I thought it was not that bad after at all. Indeed, it was the 2nd time Scarlett Johansson was working with Woody Allen, I particularly enjoyed her performance and I would even go as far as ... read more
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Description: A young journalist student, Sondra Pransky, travels from America to England to interview a famous actor. After the not-so-complete interview her friend and she go to a magic show. When selected to take part in one of the acts Sondra is contacted by a recently deceased famous journalist who is determined to give her his last scoop. He tells her that the son of Lord Lyman, Peter Lyman, is the tarot card killer. Dragging along Sid Waterman, a kooky magician, Sondra attempts to discover who Peter Lyman really is and if he is a killer. What she doesn't realize is that while she is trying to protect the country of England her heart mi ... (more)
Release date: 28 July 2006
Tags: Comedy (32), 2006 (17), 2000s (16), Mystery (15), Romance (14), Drama (9), Crime (9), Murder (9), Journalism (9), London (8), (7), Thriller (5), Investigation (5), Serial Killer (5), Woody Allen (5), Journalist (5), Supernatural (4), Usa (3), Death (3), Whimsical (3)
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“Is this the sight of Woody Allen trying to make one of Alfred Hitchcock’s chic European comedic thrillers? If so, then Allen should promptly return to witty, urbane jokes, or his novelistic comedic-dramas, because trying to make something that combines murder-mystery with romance and ethnic supporting players like The Thin Man isn’t his strongest showing. It isn’t that Scoop is truly terrible, it’s far more mildly amusing and a pleasing time waster between his better works, it’s just that it feels discordant and repetitious.   And it’s never the fault of the game cast, chief among them Scarlett Johansson going all-in on the neurosis and tics and Hugh Jackman using his charm as subterfuge, who delivers their laughs with conviction. It’s just that the material is merely ser” read more

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