Intelligent, tense, frosty drama with thriller overtones.
It's very good, but three things hold it back from being flat out terrific:
1) Scarlett Johanssen is fair in a role that needed somebody great. She's
sexy all right, but there's a necessary layer of complexity missing. 2) There
are some big logic holes in the last 1/3 that rely on us buying a lot of coincidence
and 3) Allen has basically already made the same film much more deeply and
inventively in Crimes and Misdemeanors. Still, in a vacuum, one of the better films of 2005