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Small Time Crooks: Friday May 12, 2000

Ray Winkler (Woody Allen) is an ex-con with big dreams and an inability to hold down dishwashing jobs. His wife, Frenchy (Tracey Ullman), is a sardonic manicurist who reins Ray in, attempting to keep him grounded in reality. So when Ray comes to Frenchy with a half-baked plan to rob a bank, she's dead set against it: no way is she giving up their life savings so he can work with three dimwitted guys in a harebrained scheme. Yet Ray, with his neurotic charm, wins her over and even convinces her to run the front for their operation: a cookie store. Soon enough, their get-rich-quick scheme to rob a bank leaves them rolling in dough--but not the kind they had in mind.

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Ebert UsaToday Mr Showbiz Herald Average
Points 75 62.5 54 62.5 63.5



63.5 - Go See At Matinee

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Rating System:

0 - 40 points

Not Worth Seeing
40 - 65 points  Go See At Matinee
65- 85 points Worth Seeing
85-100 points Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"


Woody Allen 


Woody Allen 


Comedy / Crime


Woody Allen 
Tony Darrow
Hugh Grant
George Grizzard
Jon Lovitz
Brian Markinson
Elaine May
Michael Rapaport
Elaine Stritch 
Tracey Ullman 

Running Time

1hr 35min


Rated PG  for language










 The People's Review of Small Time Crooks

score = 10 
I never respond but this time I must.  I love Tracy Ullman and Hugh Grant and I think Woody Allen has done some great things.  But this film is at best mediocre if not worthless.  Tracy and Hugh had almost no expression of their talents and the plot and lines could have used tremendous refinement. Furthermore the San Francisco Examiner gave it a 100 points equivalent and Terry Gross interviewed Tracy Ullman on her show which indicated to me that the movie must be great.  I should have known better listening to the lackluster responses of Ms. Ullman. I honestly think that Woody Allen sold the actors a bill of goods not worthy of their talents.

score = None 
Brillant! Family entertainment! Woody Allen & Elaine May return to there comidic roots!!