The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion ★★★

I've enjoyed the more recent Woody joints that I've seen such as Blue Jasmine and Vicky Christina Barcelona, but I've been told the majority of them are pretty awful so I have been working through the later-day catalog gingerly. This one was maybe slightly below average and I'd only recommend it to completists. It has a sort of cool old-timey tone and predictably strong performances, but the screenplay was only fitfully funny and Allen's attempt to hearken back to the zanier comic era of Sleepers and whatnot seemed forced as a result.