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Irrational Man Reviews

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May 3, 2019
A satisfying melting pot of other Allen movies, with enough spark and wry black wit to sate Woody fans, but not enough cohesiveness and scope to win over his critics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2019
As the film progresses, it feels increasingly like the kind of half-formed idea that Allen had tucked away in the back of his writing bureau for some time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 13, 2019
These themes of blocked-up libido, cross-generational romance and existentialist neuroses have all been covered in previous films of Allen's, which makes his latest seem destined to fade into the background of his crowded oeuvre like so many others.
December 9, 2018
IRRATIONAL MAN succeeds as one of his stranger entries in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 1, 2018
In the end, the film seems to have no point...of course, maybe that's the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 30, 2018
An amusing and skewed situation played for laughs even though the horror of murder is real. It's fun watching Abe sneak around the Main Street in pursuit of his rejuvenating compulsion, shot wide to underline the ridiculousness of it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 27, 2018
Allen's writing is often best when his character's morality is in play and here it definitely is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 23, 2018
Phoenix is so expressive that he seems to have written his own mini movie to act in, but Stone cannot rise to the occasion.
August 22, 2018
Irrational Man is 'new' Woody Allen think Vicky Christina Barcelona with a glimmer of vintage but not enough to make it memorable.
November 21, 2017
That the latest in Allen's record-breaking annual output of films manages not to send itself up but to engage pretty much throughout owes a lot to a terrific leading man in Joaquin Phoenix.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 26, 2017
Admittedly, this does run out of steam in the second half but the film channels Dostoevsky amusingly, has echoes of both Michael Douglas's Wonder Boys and Allen's own Crimes And Misdemeanours -- and saves up a neat twist for the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2017
Irrational Man, upon closer inspection, feels like a minor reinvention.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 25, 2017
Coming out of Irrational Man, it's hard to shake a sense of purposelessness.
September 9, 2017
A Woody Allen cynical meaning of life film about a burned out philosophy professor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 27, 2017
Irrational Man is the newest from our most erratic director and, alas, it's almost all bits that don't work.
November 14, 2016
This Rhode Island-shot film has its pleasures: interesting actors, philosophical chitchat, an appealing academic setting.
June 15, 2016
As is often the case with Allen's narratives, the morality issues at work here reflect what seems to be the director's own conviction -- that conventional standards of good and evil should not be imposed on brilliant people like Abe... or himself.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 27, 2016
It's a picture so dire, its problems so base and elementary, that I'm honestly not sure Allen still has good ones in him.
May 5, 2016
It won't surprise anyone looking for something new from Allen, but you can find some of the themes in his other work with a different focus. [Full review in Spanish]
May 4, 2016
It's the Woodman's worst since Melinda and Melinda.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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