Here's two films in a row by Woody Allen
that really tickled my funny bone, first Sweet and Lowdown
and now Small Time Crooks.
It's about time that Woody gets back to
basics with his style of old-fashioned slapstick comedy.
Noone can do it better, and his love for
NYC shows through by using it as a backdrop and big set for all
An enjoyable, funny film to watch and laugh
at, and laugh with it I did.
Woody Allen is back, doing what he does
best--bringing out the best performances from his actors in this
Tracy Ullman and Elaine May practically
steal the show. If I tell too much, I'll be giving it away, so
let's just say, "Be careful what you wish for."
Small Time Crooks is
How my heart is singin',
While the band is swingin',
Never tired of rompin' and stompin' with you,
At the Savoy what joy,
Just show me all the dough.
Small Time Crooks starts
out as a delightful gag comedy, but then turns unexpectedly into
a bright social satire.
I give this tale of two dreamers and their
cast of richly funny working-class characters a cutting scissors