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Match Point Reviews

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

It all looks suspiciously like the kind of movie Allen used to make fun of 30 years ago.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

May 12, 2006
Matt Pais

A sexy, mysterious departure for Allen.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 2006
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine

Woody‚(TM)s best for ages. Even for non-Allen fans this has all the appeal of a good story well told and capped with a deliciously vicious little twist.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

April 1, 2006
James O'Ehley
SA Movie & DVD Magazine

Lugubriously slow and inert, Match Point simply drags without those customary Woody Allen one-liners . . .

March 29, 2006
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Contains enough surprises to keep it interesting and enough emotional and existential hand-wringing to make it worth talking about once the credits have rolled.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/5

March 18, 2006
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Like Woody himself, blessedly old fashioned craft for craft's sake.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B+

March 14, 2006
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

It's a classy, enjoyable, sometimes uncomfortable working of the writer/director's neuroses. But it's repackaged familiarity.

Full Review

February 27, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Woody Allen has had a cinematic shower and come out refreshed with Match Point, abandoning his beloved New York for London's grey skies and unique social structure, picking up a new beat %u2013 both musically and metaphorically.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

February 23, 2006
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

Allen uses the change of scenery to his advantage.

Full Review

February 21, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Aos 70 anos de idade e j no seu 34 filme, Allen ainda capaz de realizar um trabalho cheio de energia e (o mais fascinante) no hesita em reinventar-se.

| Original Score: 5/5

February 18, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

There were few films in 2005 that I awaited with as much anticipation as Match Point, and none that I found to be more of a crashing disappointment.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 2/5

February 15, 2006
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

Fits squarely into [Allen's] second-tier pantheon.

Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 11, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Without the director's credit, one could mistake the immaculately plotted Match Point for an Anglicized Krzysztof Kieslowski script or remade Hitchcock...

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 93/100

February 10, 2006
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Match Point is not a declaration of the value of firm belief--it denounces theodicy, after all--but a caution against the outright rejection of it.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: A

February 8, 2006
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

This is Allen's most perceptive, adult and finest work in years. It is as if filming in and around London rejuvenated his creative juices.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 6, 2006
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Gripping and entertaining as well as very well-made

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 4/4

February 4, 2006
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

The characters' sundry fates never become a great concern, leaving the viewer, more or less, adrift in indifference.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

February 3, 2006
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

In leaving America, Woody Allen has, at long last, put himself back on the map.

Full Review Source: Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) | Original Score: 5/5

February 2, 2006
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

Match Point achieves an almost Shakespearean effect.

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 4/4

February 1, 2006
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Though Allen's English trip brings a tasty change of place, he's also dragged along some familiar baggage ... As the film plays on, wry romance loses out to a crime drama that hangs on a gimmicky plot spin.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 27, 2006
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