Picks and Pans Review: Crimes and Misdemeanors

updated 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

Woody Allen says, in effect, that life can be bleak and tortured and beget 24-hour-a-day cynicism, so you might as well die from laughing as from other available causes. Fine acting—Alan Alda, Mia Farrow, Anjelica Huston, Martin Landau—helps Allen make his eloquently hilarious statement.

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