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Match Point Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 20, 2006
Match Point is airless, repetitive.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
December 15, 2005
Match Point is a perfectly presentable, entirely unremarkable domestic melodrama parked queasily between opera and realism, two irreconcilable forms if ever there were.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
Allen merely regurgitates his shrunken vision in veddy-British padding
Edward Douglas
December 25, 2005
The same bland, lazy filmmaking Allen's been doing for years, only without the humor and with different accents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
December 6, 2005
A dreary regurgitation of prior (better) Allen efforts dressed up in a stolid British suit.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
It all looks suspiciously like the kind of movie Allen used to make fun of 30 years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
December 29, 2005
Painful as it is for Woody Allen fans to accept, it must now be said out loud (not just whispered in dark corners). Woody Allen can not write for 20-somethings.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A limp, dull, and contrived rehash of "Crimes and MisDemeanors"...
Mike Ward
January 20, 2006
Match Point crafts the beginning of a better than average fish-out-of-water tale, bores us for an hour with a milquetoast affair, then gives us a wild sucker punch of an ending that even a Nostradamus / John Edward tag team couldn't predict.
Joe Utichi
January 3, 2006
Allen fans would be well advised to stay away lest their idea of Allen's genius become ever so slightly dented.
| Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 13, 2006
Match Point may be Allen's best film in years, but the disastrous casting of Rhys-Myers makes it another disappointment.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
December 24, 2005
Hard to believe that someone as seasoned and creative as Woody Allen would have to resort to the cliche -- a gun -- to dramatically solve the predicament of his antihero.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
December 28, 2005
A movie with no heart or soul.
Alan Dale
January 17, 2006
Allen develops characters and situations here as if he had jotted the major points down on the back of an envelope and then used the envelope as his shooting script. The movie is so thin-textured it's ludicrous.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 28, 2005
Crushingly humorless, Match Point also has a grade-school-simple Major Theme: At the outset, Chris's narration informs us that life is luck, and at any point we could win or lose. Whoa.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
January 6, 2006
What begins as a directorial fresh start becomes a statement of misanthropy that isn't artistically insightful so much as it's resolute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 7, 2006
Woody Allen's treatise on luck vs. good never approaches the net much less produces an ace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sky Hirschkron
Stylus Magazine
October 30, 2006
A filmmaker out of touch with his own neuroses, making a final bid for recognition by exacerbating lives beyond his reach.
Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine
December 5, 2005
Woody's most baldly revealing picture, a reprehensible and misogynist pseudo-thriller that is also aesthetically polished and compulsively watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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