A journalism student gets a scoop about a serial killer from the Great Beyond in this dull, awkward comedy from Woody Allen. Stagey, cliched, and abruptly edited, Scoop is at its best when Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johnasson are on screen. Scoop grinds to a mortifying halt whenever Woody is on camera. Scoop has a cheap, amateurish look, a clunky, laugh-free screenplay, and fails in comparison to Allen's comedic heyday.
Wow, even the trailer is cringeworthy. Let's watch a trailer for one of Woody's good films to clear our palates of that monstrosity.
Ah, much better.