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Crimes and Misdemeanors
A film about humanity.
An opthamologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Such a perfect encapsulation of Allen's worldview that he might as well have just retired afterward—this was everything he had to say in one brilliantly conceived package. That its themes are stated so bluntly has never bothered me, because the characters are actively wrestling with those questions; the dialogue (Judah's especially) may be openly existential, but none of it rings false in this particular context. What's mysterious and miraculous to me, still, is the way that the two stories inform each other without Allen forcing the issue via cutesy deliberate parallels. Until the magnificent final scene that brings Judah and Cliff together, it really does play like two completely separate films that have been spliced together, each of which…
I'm pretty sure that I'll never get around to watching every Woody Allen film, and that's not just because of his varying degrees of quality (going from Midnight in Paris to To Rome with Love is one of the multiple examples of dips in caliber), but because no matter what, he's so goddamn prolific. By the time I catch up to another one of his most renowned works, it feels like he's released two more.
Funny enough, I feel that it is Allen's scattershot and conveyor-belt-esque filmography that adds to his more influential and masterful efforts, and with Crimes and Misdemeanors, it proves that when a Woody Allen film works, it really works.
With a universally strong and varied…
“God is a luxury I can’t afford”
Crimes and Misdemeanors is a rare piece of cinema; blending straight up humor whilst giving the audience something to chew on. Actually, [it’s] more than just something… it’s a lot of things. It’s rare to see a film appease on both intellectual and entertainment levels. Woody Allen addresses the complexity of human nature/emotion(s) with both dramatic and comedic appeal; satisfying everyone.
Allen’s screenplay revolves around two protagonists with no relation with the other. But because of their similar situations, are seamlessly juxtaposed in this story. Judah (Landau) a praised philanthropic ophthalmologist in the middle of an ugly love affair that may bring down his life’s work. Cliff (Allen) is a down on his…
Bewildering, can't remember seeing a Woody Allen film where a character wrestles with guilt before.
Crimes and Misdemeanors is Woody Allen in top form. It has a lot to say about human nature and is one of his most poignant films. Martin Landau also gives a great performance.
Crimes and Misdemeanors is a film with two different story lines with a similarity, both of the central characters are struggling with a difficult decision in life.
This stories approach complicated themes as the existence of God, guilt and the capability of accepting our mistakes. It's deep but it also has very funny parts and everything is very well structured.
The performances are great and once again is proved that Woody Allen's writting abilities are amazing.
Easily one of the best Woody Allen films. My favorite, favorite use of his persona, his love of cinema, his ability to reference without simply echoing. And a powerful final sequence.
“Without the law, it’s all darkness”
Crimes and Misdemeanors is a film of juxtapositions, dualities, and facades. Characters are always being juxtaposed to one another and even to grander philosophical ideas. These ideas can be seen within the first few scenes of the film. The first significant interaction Judah has with another being is with Dolores in a big argument over the possible revelation of their secret affair. This scene immediately follows a scene where Judah is with his family and a large amount of company in a big, open setting; a grand one, as opposed to the claustrophobic setting in Dolores’ apartment. It is made even more claustrophobic through Allen’s mise-en-scène, blocking, and gesture. Walls, candles, cupboards, and pieces…
I was really bored watching this movie.
There's something so satisfying in Woody Allen's older pieces of work that he hasn't been able to bring to the table in his most recent films- which is not to take away from his recent films as a whole, as they are quite satisfying, but they lack that "classic" Woody Allen spunk. It also amazes me how he has an exceedingly long list of films- up to 50 now (and counting I'm sure) and yet he is still coming up with new, creative ideas for films. Crimes and Misdemeanors crushes hope and embraces a more realistic view of the world. A pleasant balance between comedy and drama, Woody Allen brings to us a hauntingly good film that is a must see for all Allen fans.
"I don't think it's a character I'd aspire to connect to!"
Más de tres años me han hecho falta para darme cuenta de que –no por diferencia pero sí con convicción– «Delitos y faltas» es mi película favorita de Woody Allen.
It was fine...
I liked Woody Allen's half a lot, but Martin Landau's half was kind of just uninteresting. I have no issue with the stance the movie takes on morality, I just didn't think it was pulled off well enough to have an impact. Also, Alan Alda was really great. I don't really have much else to say.
"What is the guy so upset about? You'd think nobody was ever compared to Mussolini before."
I just...don't enjoy Woody very much.
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