I liked it. I'm actually fairly surprised it didn't get more Oscar love, as it was certainly better than Crash
, and certainly in the same ballpark as Brokeback
Despite a good script, some of the actors strained with the material in parts, especially Scarlett Johansson, whose portrayal I found fairly excruciating in the first half of the movie. (She was better in the second.) The intertext with such things as opera and Greek tragedy and Crime and Punishment
was quite nice, however, and the movie throws you some nice curveballs here and there (though it borrows perhaps a bit too heavily from an earlier Allen picture, Crimes and Misdemeanors
Overall, it's a perfectly cromulent Woody Allen movie. Go ahead and see it.