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Alfie Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
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
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 9, 2010
Uneven movie about a charming cad has sexy stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Rocchi
November 4, 2004
Jude Law stars in a cute, disposable remake based on a cruel, unforgettable '60s classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 21, 2004
Alas, this is a remake without a reason. Alfie can no longer shock us.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
November 6, 2004
Jude Law turns on the caddish charm in Alfie, but there's little swing to this toothless update of the minor late-60s film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kit Bowen
November 4, 2004
"What's it all about, Alfie?" Unfortunately, in this mediocre remake of the 1966 original, not a whole lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
April 15, 2009
Even Michael Caine's career would have gone nowhere if he had made this version of "Alfie."
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Just as forgettable as the original.
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
November 4, 2004
It feels more like a studio-bred plan to exploit a familiar library title than an attempt by filmmakers to find a fresh approach at retelling a favorite story.
Christopher Null
November 3, 2004
What damages this obsolete Alfie more is the film's limited message, which primarily speaks to a dwindling community of urban lotharios and insomniacs perusing singles bars
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 5, 2004
While this new Alfie is far from PC, giving him even an ounce of sympathy misses the point.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
So, what's it all about? Is it still for the moment we live?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Uri Lessing
July 25, 2005
...what we have here is a good old-fashioned exploitation flick disguised as high art.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 20, 2004
While this remake does have a certain charm, it's also fundamentally, fatally flawed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Arthur Lazere
November 4, 2004
The fascinatingly complex character who inspired masterpieces from the wit of Moliere and the genius of Mozart draws only humdrum mediocrity from the remake mill of Hollywood.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 4, 2004
Alfie lacks the punch and the vitality of the 1966 film starring Michael Caine.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Erik Childress
November 4, 2004
Alfie plays more like a Republican cautionary tale from the 80s warning against illegitimate parenting, abortion and diseases that infect your penis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 5, 2004
Law's Alfie just doesn't have the sharky heart that Michael Caine's did 40 years ago...
Dan Lybarger
Kansas City Star
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
Susan Granger
November 9, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
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