Match Point Reviews
May 7, 2020
A glorious ride, with touches of Hitchcock, Patricia Highsmith and Woody Allen sprinkled through a film whose panoramic views of contemporary London are the next-best thing to a budget-weekend escape flight.
May 5, 2020
A mesmerising mix of moral drama and dark humour, with a shock ending to die for.
March 13, 2018
The change of locale from New York to London has done Woody Allen a world of good. As has oft been said, Match Point is his best movie since ... fill in the blank.
September 26, 2017
His first film set in London, it boasts a young, pretty, something-for-everyone cast. As enter-tainment, however, it just slams limply into the net every time.
August 9, 2017
Woody Allen's freshest and most potent film in years manages to be much more than an erotic thriller.
April 7, 2016
...one of the venerable writer/director's more accomplished efforts in this new century.
September 14, 2013
But, perhaps, the greatest parallel between Woody's Match Point and Hitch is duality. It's a brilliant device.
September 19, 2010
This lean, mean, surprisingly sultry thriller about fate, luck, greed and guilt is Woody Allen's best since "Mighty Aphrodite." Plus, it boasts a vintage-Allen metaphor of a bobbling tennis ball that, in a great gotcha scene, becomes a damning motif.
August 19, 2010
There's no ground here that Allen hasn't gone over before, but as a treatment of upper crust mores and, eventually, as a thriller, it's compulsively watchable and generally well acted.
August 30, 2009
Allen merely regurgitates his shrunken vision in veddy-British padding
April 29, 2009
A limp, dull, and contrived rehash of "Crimes and MisDemeanors"...
February 28, 2008
Just when you were about to give up on Woody Allen, he reinvents himself with a taut tour de force of a film that is unquestionably the best thing he's done in decades.
September 12, 2007
... retools the resolution of Crimes and Misdemeanors so its hero, instead of losing his grasp on morality, never even had a hold on morality in the first place.
May 25, 2007
Proves to be an intriguing enough adventure, provided you haven't seen Crimes and Misdemeanors and don't mind rooting for a despicable, amoral philanderer.
March 1, 2007
Match Point proves that Allen, at 70 years old, is very much still in the game.