Match Point Reviews

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Tony Macklin
September 14, 2013
But, perhaps, the greatest parallel between Woody's Match Point and Hitch is duality. It's a brilliant device.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5
Nick Rogers
September 19, 2010
This lean, mean, surprisingly sultry thriller about fate, luck, greed and guilt is Woody Allen's best since "Mighty Aphrodite." Plus, it boasts a vintage-Allen metaphor of a bobbling tennis ball that, in a great gotcha scene, becomes a damning motif.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 19, 2010
There's no ground here that Allen hasn't gone over before, but as a treatment of upper crust mores and, eventually, as a thriller, it's compulsively watchable and generally well acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
Just when you were about to give up on Woody Allen, he reinvents himself with a taut tour de force of a film that is unquestionably the best thing he's done in decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
September 12, 2007
... retools the resolution of Crimes and Misdemeanors so its hero, instead of losing his grasp on morality, never even had a hold on morality in the first place.
| Original Score: B+
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
May 25, 2007
Proves to be an intriguing enough adventure, provided you haven't seen Crimes and Misdemeanors and don't mind rooting for a despicable, amoral philanderer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Frosch
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Match Point proves that Allen, at 70 years old, is very much still in the game.
Harvey S. Karten
January 19, 2007
The acting is as impeccable as Remi Adefarasin's lensing is gorgeous.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
This is Allen at his best. And with three Oscars at home already, and seventeen other nominations, that is saying a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006
His most absorbing picture in years.
Stephen Cole Arts
November 4, 2006
What makes Match Point, a coolly deliberate murder mystery from Woody Allen, so startling is that it feels as if the director himself has been done away with.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 10, 2006
Allen back in shape since a really long time
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Clawson
West Valley View
July 27, 2006
Game, set, match ... Allen wins with slow-moving English drama ...
| Original Score: 3/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
June 18, 2006
Woody Allen regresa a su mejor forma con un oscuro drama sobre la ambición, el deseo, la obsesión, y el papel que juega la suerte en el destino de las personas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Pais
May 4, 2006
A sexy, mysterious departure for Allen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Woodyâ(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 | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
March 18, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
March 14, 2006
Like Woody himself, blessedly old fashioned craft for craft's sake.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 27, 2006
It's a classy, enjoyable, sometimes uncomfortable working of the writer/director's neuroses. But it's repackaged familiarity.

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