Match Point Reviews
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 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"...
October 30, 2006
A filmmaker out of touch with his own neuroses, making a final bid for recognition by exacerbating lives beyond his reach.
September 28, 2006
The plotting lacks a necessary sense of tragic propulsion; it feels dutifully schematic, its ironies polite and tidy when they should be bitter and merciless.
September 27, 2006
By developing his characters so superficially, Allen makes it impossible to feel the depth of the horror that he is clearly aiming for.
May 12, 2006
It all looks suspiciously like the kind of movie Allen used to make fun of 30 years ago.
March 29, 2006
Lugubriously slow and inert, Match Point simply drags without those customary Woody Allen one-liners . . .
February 15, 2006
There were few films in 2005 that I awaited with as much anticipation as Match Point, and none that I found to be more of a crashing disappointment.
February 3, 2006
The characters' sundry fates never become a great concern, leaving the viewer, more or less, adrift in indifference.
January 27, 2006
Though Allen's English trip brings a tasty change of place, he's also dragged along some familiar baggage ... As the film plays on, wry romance loses out to a crime drama that hangs on a gimmicky plot spin.
January 25, 2006
Woody Allen's creates a wooden variation on 'An American Tragedy' set in London
January 22, 2006
With Match Point, Woody Allen has made a perfectly nice little film -- one that, despite lacking originality, is fresh in the sense that it was filmed in England, far from his beloved Manhattan,
January 20, 2006
Match Point is what happens when a veteran director whom many considered far past his prime tries something superficially different.
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.
January 19, 2006
The hype is technically true: Match Point is Woody Allen's best movie in years. But only because he's already had practice making it.