Melinda and Melinda Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
While the main lure for audiences--Will Ferrell--is basically forgettable, Allen does compose one fascinating and witty look at the human mind and its own ability to depict events through our own sub-conscious preference.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Reminds us there is little to divide comedy from tragedy, and that neither comes exclusively. After all, the tears of sorrow and the tears of joy both come from the same place, and dampen a tissue with equal intensity.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Mitchell, in her dual role, gives a breakout performance (two of them, in fact).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
August 29, 2006
All the inner workings of "Melinda and Melinda" show that Allen has finally risen above, returned to his position as a fine filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
It has great performances, snappy one-liners and a likeably tricksy structure, all wrapped up in an affirmative antidote to life's daunting complexities. Welcome back, Woody.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
One story, two versions, each from Woody Allen, so you know you're in for it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
October 27, 2005
A welcome return to form from a really talented guy who's been churning out cinematic junk for the past few years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David N. Butterworth
July 21, 2005
Schizophrenic but mildly diverting, with a revelatory performance by Radha Mitchell in the lead(s).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
May 27, 2005
Happy proof that news of Allen's artistic death has been much exaggerated.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 21, 2005
Overcoming the handicap of an overt, writerly device, Allen crafts a warm comedy and a painful tragedy right before our eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
May 15, 2005
Clever, if not cutting-edge, Woody Allen's "Melinda and Melinda" examines whether we interpet life as a comedy or tragedy.
| Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 2, 2005
Even though this isn't up to the standards of the best Woody Allen films, it is still worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
April 23, 2005
provides a refreshing new framework for Allen's premise
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
April 22, 2005
For those who are still willing to give Woody the benefit of the doubt, 'Melinda' offers a bit of reassurance that the writer-director hasn't completely lost his touch.
Eric Melin
April 22, 2005
Ferrell is a particular standout in the typical Woody part, combining his own awkward comic sensibility with Allen's customary neuroses
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
April 20, 2005
As an exploration of the dual nature of comedy and drama, Allen has crafted a work that compliments his career and his obsessions perfectly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric D. Snider
April 18, 2005
The impression one gets as the final credits roll is one of having seen an enjoyable, witty flick, even if one's audible reactions were confined to a few chuckles.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
April 15, 2005
Hardly groundbreaking stuff, but it's a film that his fans will enjoy most; others might find it a pleasant diversion.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
April 14, 2005
If you dig on Woody, you're likely to get some enjoyment out of this film...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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