Scoop is a 2006 romantic crime comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Allen himself. Except “Crisis in Six Scenes”, a TV series, it’s Woody Allen penultimate appearance in one of his own films before To Rome With Love. The film was released in the United States by Focus Features on July 28, 2006.
- Scarlett Johansson as Sondra Pransky
- Woody Allen as Sid Waterman
- Hugh Jackman as Peter Lyman
- Ian McShane as Joe Strombel
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Scoop: Critical Response
“Reading a wide variety of Scoop reviews over the past few days, I walked into the theater prepared for a subpar outing from Woody. Happily, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Granted, Woody the performer is slowing down a touch or two, but Woody the writer/director is in fine form – and found a credible way to integrate his 70-year old self into the story.”
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 41% for 149 reviews. The audience score is rated 55% for 70201 notes.
Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 48 out of 100, based on 35 reviews and an user score of 6.5 based on 102 rating.
On French AlloCiné, it gets 3.7/5 (press, 26 reviews) and 3.6/5 (spectators, 12131 ratings).
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Sid Waterman: “I was in the lounge, I heard you drowning, I finished my tea and scones and came immediately!”
Scarlett Johansson on Woody Allen’s innocence
“I love Woody. I believe him, and I would work with him anytime. I see Woody whenever I can, and I have had a lot of conversations with him about it. I have been very direct with him, and he’s very direct with me. He maintains his innocence, and I believe him.”