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      The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

      2001, Comedy, 1h 43m

      123 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      The writing for Scorpion is not as sharp as Woody Allen's previous movies as most of the jokes fall flat. Read critic reviews

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      The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

      Movie Info

      Woody Allen stars as CW Briggs, the top insurance investigator in New York in 1940-or so he keeps telling the firm's new efficiency expert, Betty Ann Fitzgerald (Helen Hunt). Briggs prides himself on being able to crack any insurance caper by getting into the mind of the thief, but now, thanks to the hypnotic powers of the Jade Scorpion, the mind of a thief is getting into Briggs.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Some Sexual Content)

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Woody Allen

      • Producer: Letty Aronson

      • Writer: Woody Allen

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $7.5M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

      • Production Co: Gravier Productions, DreamWorks SKG, Perido Productions, Sweetland Films

      • Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo, Dolby A, Mono, Surround, DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital, Dolby SR

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Dan Aykroyd
      Helen Hunt
      Wallace Shawn
      Charlize Theron
      Michael Mulheren
      Peter Linari
      John Doumanian
      Kevin Cahoon
      Philip Levy
      Vince Giordano
      Howard Alden
      Ted Sommer
      Randy Sandke
      Helen Robin
      Stephen Tenenbaum
      Fei Zhao
      Santo Loquasto
      Alisa Lepselter
      Suzanne McCabe
      Helen Robin
      Sam Hoffman
      Tom Yeager
      Tom Warren
      Jessica Lanier
      Rosemarie Zurlo
      Eva Polywka
      Werner Sherer
      Milton Buras

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      • Jun 15, 2020

        Woody Allen created two films of similar style with The Curse of the Jade Scorpion and Small Time Crooks. I often refer to them as the one-two punch of easy going Woody Allen films. They aren't classics and they aren't perfect but you can watch and see the talented filmmaker at work. The biggest issue with the film is the lack of purpose for the film. Woody Allen pumps out so many films it must be hard to maintain interest with the overall arc. The film has great actors and they aren't the problem, it's the lack of plot development. Woody Allen himself isn't great in the lead and the story backs him into a corner. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion won't win new fans but for us fans it's still a good night out. I had hoped this might've improved with age but sadly not. Just an average Woody Allen film, that could've been great had the filmmaker fleshed out the storyline more. 13/06/2020

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      • Oct 29, 2011

        This may not be the best Woody Allen, but I enjoyed this romantic comedy set in 1940. The burnished colours and the styling of the female leads are terrific. A pleasure to look at. I would have liked CW not to fall short to Betty Ann--he should be infallible, wittier than she. Falls a bit short.

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      • Aug 17, 2011

        The one liners are hilarious but the concept isn't on par with other Allen movies.

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      • Dec 09, 2010

        This movie was enjoyable and funny... but not that great .

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