Scoop Synopsis
An American journalism student (Scarlett Johansson) falls for a dashing Englishman (Hugh Jackman).
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's really, really funny.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
No more than a beguiling trifle. But in the dog days of summer, it's a perk to wallow in inspired silliness.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
An odd but agreeable little comedy.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A light-hearted if ghostly murder mystery that for all the contemporary English locations feels like a 1930s studio film including a plot...
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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Decidedly minor Woody.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Johansson is not Allen's new Diane Keaton. She's closer to Mariel Hemingway -- though even Allen couldn't attempt to pull off a romance...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Cobbled together from memorable parts of Allen's own (not to mention Hitchcock's) classics, Scoop doesn't establish its own identity.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
To see Allen, now 70, trying to reclaim the persona he's been handing off is like watching Willie Mays fall down trying to hit a slow curve...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A companion piece to "Match Point" that suffers all the more in comparison.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Scoop is distinctly minor Allen, with less weight to it than one of his old humor doodles in The New Yorker.
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Silly and predictable

By Precision40
This movie is without a doubt, one of the worst I've seen this year. Scarlett Johansson plays a quirky, young college reporter who gets a tip from a ghost about a serial killer (Hugh Jackman) She...

Entertaining

By tulux76
Strengths: Quirky humor and characters Weakness: Predictability...

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Rated PG-13 | For some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Another comic murder mystery from Woody Allen.
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