Alfie Reviews

August 24, 2017
An amusing, moving and meaningful picture. Although for much of the way it tinkles along with the innocent merriment of a carousel, it dips into reality for its climax, and makes a valid and indelible impression.
February 10, 2012
For all its implicit misogyny, the original 1966 film version of Bill Naughton's play remains durable because of Michael Caine's career-defining performance as the cockney ladies' man.
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April 20, 2010
Caine plays the sodding little spiv with a raucous charm that makes Alfie seem more interesting than he actually is.
March 26, 2009
Behind its alley-cat philosophy, there's some shrewd sense, some pointed barbs and a sharp moral.
February 9, 2006
Of course he gets his comeuppance, in an ending that has all the moral weight and sincerity of a DeMille sex'n'sawdust spectacular. Good performances, though.
May 12, 2001
A minor British classic and a valuable record of the hedonistic Swinging 60s.