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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 may contain 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.
Performances : 7.7/10
Story : 7.1/10
Production : 6.6/10
Overall : 7.13/10
I'd just like to say that as a technician, Woody Allen is not a class A director. As a story teller though, I don't think there has been or ever will be a better director.
Just my two cents.
الفيلم أصعب من إنى أكتب ريفيو عنه بكل أفكاره
وودى ألين قدر بامتياز يوصل أفكار عميقة بطرق بسيطة
الفيلم فيه أفكار لكذا فيلم فى بعض وأداء ماستربيسى من الممثل الى صورته فى اول كومنت ومعرفش وودى ألين كان حلو ولا لأ عشان عمرى ما شفته فرحان
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So good to see a movie that affirms my worldview. So amazing everyone should see this movie.
I can't believe I've never seen this.
*quietly shuffles around list of Woody Allen favorites, pretends I saw this years ago*
Mezzo Serio Thriller e Mezza Commedia Sentimentale vediamo due storie intrecciarsi che ci offrono delle domande esistenziali e filosofiche sulla moralità, sul Peccato e sulla Religione, Sottolineando come alcune scelte Morali ci caratterizzano come individui in quello che si puo riassumere come un classico "stai attento a cosa fai e impara a convivere con le conseguenze". Allen come al solito fa se stesso mentre Straordinaria è l'intepretazione di Martin Landau che con le sue espressioni da profondita e drammaticità al suo personaggio, aiutato poi da una regia che lo stringe e mette sempre in un angolo e un montaggio che ci fa entrare nella sua mente piena di conflitto e rimorsi con dei veloci flashback. Un Film che fonde bene due toni opposti ma La parte di Allen è secondo me la piu debole, non riesce ad essere memorabile ed incisiva (a parte una folle situazione accaduta alla sorella)
Creo que esta película contiene dentro de sí varias películas. En determinados aspectos me ha recordado a "Match Point" sobre todo en sus reflexiones sobre la culpa y la suerte. De todas formas, "Match point" me gusta mucho más.
De alguna manera me ha parecido que le faltaba algo, algún detalle para que las distintas tramas quedasen más cohesionadas. Con todo, tiene frases y escenas que de verdad merecen la pena.
"He's interested in producing something of mine."
"Your first child!"
Winner takes it all.
4 out of 5 (B+)
Woody Allen completes quite the juggling act with this film. There is so much going on. 2 plots surround adultery, one at the early stages, the other causing the downward spiral of a man. Flashbacks sequences, spliced within monologues. Various clips of classic films describing the feelings of Woody Allen's Cliff Stern. Existential conversations between characters. So on and so on. It is quite impressive that Allen is able to balance all of these elements and maintain 2 stories that are compelling. Of course, all the glitz and glam that he adds makes the story that much better.
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