Inspired by Bergman's Smiles of a Summer Night, andwith a touch of Renoir's Rules of the Game, this period comedy is a minor work, a trifle in Allen's career, worth seeing for some of the supporting acting.
| Original Score: C+
Allen has no affinity for Renoir's robust generosity, yet this study does wonders for his filmmaking
It's not classic Woody, but it has a warmly human attractiveness about it.
It's funny and sweet in spots, though the light moments get lost in the haze of imitation and ambitiousness.
A pleasant disappointment, pleasant because he gets all the laughs he goes for in a visually charming, sweetly paced picture, a disappointment because he doesn't go for more.
It's one of Allen's lightest trifles, but it too contains enough funny jokes and fantasy moments to make it a small treasure.
| Original Score: 3/4
Warm, romantic and old-fashioned.
There doesn't seem to be a driving idea behind it, a confident tone to give us the sure notion that Allen knows what he wants to do here.
| Original Score: 2/4
Picturesque but uncertain.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy circles around the nuances of love-a web that both tantalizes and confounds Americans.
Top-flight Allen. Probably his most gorgeous color film.
| Original Score: 5/5
Not among Woody's most memorable, but it's still pleasant enough to warrant a visit.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
This MidsummerÔ(TM)s Night is fun, witty, and wild, although ultimately forgettable.
| Original Score: 65/100
A poor second fiddle to stuff like Porky's.
| Original Score: 2/5
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 3/5