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Small Time Crooks Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    69

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    For all its wispy fun, Small Time Crooks still tilts, with little-guy stubbornness, at windmills in Allen's mind.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Though this is a tough movie to dislike, it plays more like a second draft than a final product.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Dumb as they (allegedly) are, the characters in Small Time Crooks are smarter, edgier and more original than the dreary crowd in so many new comedies.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 13+

Not much here to interest to children.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie won't be of much interest to kids, but there's little objectionable material. There is social drinking and a character says, "I'd have a whiskey if I were you" before giving bad news. The main characters in the movie are criminals, and families may want to talk about what makes them believe that this behavior is acceptable.

  • Families can talk about Frenchy's comments that "You were a crook so you think everyone is" and "Class is something you can't fake and you can't buy." Who were the worst crooks in the movie?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Mild suspense.

  • sex false1

    Sex: References to adultery.

  • language false1

    Language: Mild.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false1

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking.

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