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      The Odd Couple Reviews

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      The two stars go together like scotch and soda, and their rapport lifts every scene.

      Full Review | Oct 4, 2022

      The Odd Couple, one of the very best comedies to have emanated from Broadway in recent years, arrived on screen not only intact but actually enhanced by the transition.

      Full Review | Jun 7, 2022

      ...a deliberately-paced and often unabashedly stagy comedy that benefits substantially from the justifiably iconic work of its stars...

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Jan 17, 2021

      Lemmon and Matthau have an undeniable chemistry that allows their highly contrasting personalities to generate a fitting camaraderie and plenty of comical conundrums.

      Full Review | Original Score: 7/10 | Aug 27, 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]

      Full Review | Original Score: 6/10 | Jul 24, 2020

      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.

      Full Review | May 3, 2019

      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.

      Full Review | Original Score: B | Mar 30, 2016

      Classic buddy comedy finds hilarity in its mature themes.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Jul 8, 2014

      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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Apr 18, 2009

      ...a durable classic, the sort of comedy that doesn't try to yank laughs by cramming its fist down our throats.

      Full Review | Mar 18, 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: B | Mar 15, 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Mar 9, 2009's still the original movie that best captures the essence of the characters and story.

      Full Review | Original Score: 8/10 | Mar 7, 2009

      Lemmon and Mathau's finest hour.

      Full Review | Original Score: 5/5 | Apr 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.

      Full Review | Apr 1, 2008

      Truly classic comedy in Neil Simon school with superb Lemmon and Matthau.

      Full Review | Original Score: 5/5 | Apr 23, 2007

      The film still remains fresh, as amazingly the many one-liners and the wacky situation still work.

      Full Review | Original Score: B | Jan 19, 2007

      Stands the test of time as a classic comedy.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4 | Oct 21, 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 9/10 | Mar 4, 2006

      An irresistible double act from Lemmon and Matthau.

      Full Review | Jan 26, 2006

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