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Alfie Reviews

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November 10, 2004
It seems that Michael Caine is passing the acting baton, however indirectly, to Jude Law.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
November 10, 2004
Jude Law delivers. He's sexy and an intensely engaging actor.
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November 10, 2004
Shyer's Alfie captures the 1960s "British invasion" filmmaking style of Richard Lester, Michael Winner, etc., better than Lewis Gilbert did in the 1966 original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 9, 2004
The key to this movie's success rests in the central performance by Jude Law -- this easily represents his best acting to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 9, 2004
Charles Shyer (who processed the Parent Trap and Father of the Bride updates) plays coy with most matters sexual-an odd and puritanical approach to a character who molds his entire existence around the procurement and enjoyment of sex.
November 9, 2004
Law delivers unflinching, unanswerable truth.
Full Review| Original Score: B-
November 8, 2004
This funnier, glossier Alfie is a mite too watered down. In the end, we're having so much fun we don't feel his soul-sickness. It's lightweight desolation.
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November 8, 2004
Alfie talks into the camera like Ferris Bueller, hoping the viewer is petty enough to relate to his narcissism.
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November 8, 2004
'Alfie is a funny, breezy film. Law is especially sexy, sultry and charming to watch. I'm not convinced, though, that it needs to be seen on the big screen.'
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November 8, 2004
'If I learned anything from this movie, it's to be careful about over-applying cologne.'
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November 8, 2004
Shyer is the last guy on earth who could reimagine the scary thrill of 1966 sex in 2004.
November 8, 2004
If there is such a thing as the postmodern relationship ... then director Charles Shyer has come maddeningly close to objectifying it with 'Alfie.'
| Original Score: 2.5/4
November 8, 2004
What's it all about? Not much.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/10
November 7, 2004
The music in the film was fantastic and I waited through the end credits to hear the signature song.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2004
The question of 'Why?' (more than 'What's it all about?) still lingers where this remake is concerned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 7, 2004
Alfie no longer has its bite. Sure, there's plenty of bad behavior, but Jude Law's Alfie is, as scoundrels go, a pretty nice guy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 7, 2004
If there was ever a film that begged not to be remade, the 1966 black comedy Alfie is screaming to be left alone in a loud Cockney accent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 7, 2004
Law ... gives an honest, pitch-perfect performance in a film that is otherwise unremarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 7, 2004
Alfie smacks its dog with a rolled-up newspaper and then feels guilty about it. This one has star power and nothing else, y'know what I mean?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 7, 2004
Jude Law, of course, plays Alfie, and the casting is right on target. ... His smile can disarm even the most jaded.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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