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Melinda and Melinda Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Great premise, but talky dramedy doesn't deliver.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
While the main lure for audiences--Will Ferrell--is basically forgettable, Allen does compose one fascinating and witty look at the human mind and its own ability to depict events through our own sub-conscious preference.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Reminds us there is little to divide comedy from tragedy, and that neither comes exclusively. After all, the tears of sorrow and the tears of joy both come from the same place, and dampen a tissue with equal intensity.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Mitchell, in her dual role, gives a breakout performance (two of them, in fact).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 28, 2007
A movie just shouldn't feel like homework. And with the constant shift in stories and repeatedly reinvented characters, unless you're in the mood for taking notes, you're going to feel like you're invited to rehearsals, rather than the finished product.
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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
August 29, 2006
All the inner workings of "Melinda and Melinda" show that Allen has finally risen above, returned to his position as a fine filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture
May 12, 2006
Neither version of Melinda, despite Mitchellâ(TM)s game try at making them distinctive beyond their different hairdos, is funny or tragic enough to fully engage us; thereâ(TM)s no opportunity for an audience to be moved.
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
It has great performances, snappy one-liners and a likeably tricksy structure, all wrapped up in an affirmative antidote to life's daunting complexities. Welcome back, Woody.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alan Dale
January 17, 2006
Allen presents the side-by-side stories as if to compare the comic and tragic views of experience, and it might work but for the fact that the two [playwrights] come up with dissimilar plots featuring different characters played mostly by different actors
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
One story, two versions, each from Woody Allen, so you know you're in for it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 6, 2005
The comic side isn't really that comic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
October 27, 2005
A welcome return to form from a really talented guy who's been churning out cinematic junk for the past few years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
September 17, 2005
(...) aburrida, ni lo suficientemente cómica, ni lo suficientemente dramática...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
September 7, 2005
finding the plot "gimmick" seems to exhaust all of Allen's creativity
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
David N. Butterworth
July 21, 2005
Schizophrenic but mildly diverting, with a revelatory performance by Radha Mitchell in the lead(s).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
May 27, 2005
Happy proof that news of Allen's artistic death has been much exaggerated.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 21, 2005
Overcoming the handicap of an overt, writerly device, Allen crafts a warm comedy and a painful tragedy right before our eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
May 15, 2005
Clever, if not cutting-edge, Woody Allen's "Melinda and Melinda" examines whether we interpet life as a comedy or tragedy.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 2, 2005
Even though this isn't up to the standards of the best Woody Allen films, it is still worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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