The Odd Couple Reviews

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August 27, 2020
Lemmon and Matthau have an undeniable chemistry that allows their highly contrasting personalities to generate a fitting camaraderie and plenty of comical conundrums.
July 24, 2020
I enjoy some moments of this comedy directed by Gene Saks when I see the fabulous pair of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, although the tour is somewhat repetitive and superficial. [Full review in Spanish]
May 3, 2019
Capitalizing on almost every funny line in the play, and keeping physical setups to a wise minimum, playwright-screenwriter Neil Simon and director Gene Saks have adapted to the screen, fidelity-sharp, the embattled hilarity of The Odd Couple.
March 30, 2016
Simon's The Odd Couple is proof that smart writing and adult themes can still make for a fun evening at your family home theater, if your children are older than 10.
July 8, 2014
Classic buddy comedy finds hilarity in its mature themes.
Top Critic
April 27, 2009
The Neil Simon comedy that lit up Broadway for more than two years shines again in this flawed but still funny screen adaptation.
April 18, 2009
The key to the movie is its stars... it is Matthau's reserved yet committed man's man that gives the film its comedic edge.
March 18, 2009
...a durable classic, the sort of comedy that doesn't try to yank laughs by cramming its fist down our throats.
March 15, 2009
Acting is all: Lemmon and Matthau are terrific in their first teaming in this highly amusing comedy, which is sharply written by Neil Simon but poorly directed by theater helmer Gene Saks.
March 9, 2009
When critics discuss chemistry, that onscreen magic that occurs between perfectly paired actors, the electricity exemplified by Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon is a textbook illustration of same.
March 7, 2009
...it's still the original movie that best captures the essence of the characters and story.
April 1, 2008
he plot, nothing more than a premise based on Simon's real-life brother, Danny, goes nowhere, but then it's not really supposed to.
April 1, 2008
Lemmon and Mathau's finest hour.
April 1, 2008
The only successful adaptation of a Neil Simon play.
April 1, 2008
For all its overfamiliarity, this is a good play, easily Simon's best, and Matthau and Lemmon inhabit it with grace and style.
April 23, 2007
Truly classic comedy in Neil Simon school with superb Lemmon and Matthau.
January 19, 2007
The film still remains fresh, as amazingly the many one-liners and the wacky situation still work.
March 4, 2006
It's just one hilarious situation after another in this classic comedy about two polar opposites (one compulsively neat, the other a slob) forced to live together.
January 26, 2006
An irresistible double act from Lemmon and Matthau.
January 9, 2006
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