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The Odd Couple Reviews

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
July 8, 2014
Classic buddy comedy finds hilarity in its mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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TIME Magazine
April 27, 2009
The Neil Simon comedy that lit up Broadway for more than two years shines again in this flawed but still funny screen adaptation.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 18, 2009
The key to the movie is its stars... it is Matthau's reserved yet committed man's man that gives the film its comedic edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mark Bourne
March 18, 2009
...a durable classic, the sort of comedy that doesn't try to yank laughs by cramming its fist down our throats.
Emanuel Levy
March 15, 2009
Acting is all: Lemmon and Matthau are terrific in their first teaming in this highly amusing comedy, which is sharply written by Neil Simon but poorly directed by theater helmer Gene Saks.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Bill Gibron
March 9, 2009
When critics discuss chemistry, that onscreen magic that occurs between perfectly paired actors, the electricity exemplified by Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon is a textbook illustration of same.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 7, 2009's still the original movie that best captures the essence of the characters and story.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 1, 2008
he plot, nothing more than a premise based on Simon's real-life brother, Danny, goes nowhere, but then it's not really supposed to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2008
Lemmon and Mathau's finest hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

April 1, 2008
The only successful adaptation of a Neil Simon play.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 1, 2008
For all its overfamiliarity, this is a good play, easily Simon's best, and Matthau and Lemmon inhabit it with grace and style.
Steve Crum
April 23, 2007
Truly classic comedy in Neil Simon school with superb Lemmon and Matthau.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 19, 2007
The film still remains fresh, as amazingly the many one-liners and the wacky situation still work.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chuck O'Leary
March 4, 2006
It's just one hilarious situation after another in this classic comedy about two polar opposites (one compulsively neat, the other a slob) forced to live together.
| Original Score: 9/10
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Tom Milne
Time Out
January 26, 2006
An irresistible double act from Lemmon and Matthau.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It does well as an evening's entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
November 20, 2003
Two grown men sharing an apartment . . . and not so much as a mention of the word 'homosexual'? This could only be 1968 . . .
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
June 13, 2003
Comedy at its best.
| Original Score: 5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Felix and Oscar are now part of the American mythos.
Luanne Brown
Chico Enterprise-Record
August 6, 2002
What's not to like about this classic film which features two of our most beloved actors at their best?
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