• Released
  • July 27, 1990
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 44 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Psychological Drama
Crimes and Misdemeanors Synopsis
Doctor (Martin Landau) and filmmaker (Woody Allen) are married men with moral dilemmas.
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In this risky, riveting film, our most prolific and provocative moviemaker uses his wit to touch a nerve. Crimes and Misdemeansors is so...
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100

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
Mr. Allen's most securely serious and funny film to date.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In the world of this film, conventional piety is overturned and we see into the soul of a human monster.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Flagrantly flawed but never less than fascinating film that does indeed blend the funny Woody and the serious Woody.
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80

The New Republic

By Stanley Kauffmann
It is his best and most courageous work to date. [13 Nov 1989, p. 22]
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80

Time

By Richard Schickel
At times the joints in the movie's carpentry are strained, at times the mood swings jarring. [16 Oct 1989, p. 82]
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70

TV Guide

Fine ensemble acting (Alda and Huston are outstanding), evocative composition and design, intelligent writing, and spritely musical score.
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70

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
Whiny, quirky and urbane.
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70

Variety

Alda is perfect casting as a successful TV comedy producer, whose pompous attitude and easy romantic victories with women (including Farrow)...
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20

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
None of the characters or ideas is allowed to develop beyond its cardboard profile.
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Rated PG-13