Melinda and Melinda - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Melinda and Melinda Reviews

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March 31, 2005
Like a copy of a copy of a Woody Allen movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 17, 2005
...terribly slight and a little bitter; like one of Faulkner's dashed-off stories for money.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B-
April 2, 2005
Has a fascinating premise; it's the execution that's sloppy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 27, 2005
Comic or tragic, a story should be involving. With dreary, self-involved, characters who move around the plots like sleepwalkers, neither one of these stories is.
Read More | Original Score: C+
December 26, 2010
Great premise, but talky dramedy doesn't deliver.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 17, 2005
Comedy wins out over tragedy thanks to Will Ferrell's presence in Woody Allen's schizophrenic new offering.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 24, 2005
Faced with the choice between oh-so-slight comedy or trashy melodrama, some viewers might just prefer a different film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 16, 2005
missing, unfortunately, both laughs and tears
| Original Score: 2.5/5
March 24, 2005
The tragedy is not particularly tragic except in rote recitation of what came before, the comedy not particularly comic.
March 30, 2005
Melinda returns Woody Allen to more steady ground; yet, his film still feels like a work completed with one eye closed.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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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April 25, 2005
More an interesting idea for a film than an interesting film.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
March 18, 2005
Too bad Allen didn't throw out the grim half of the movie and start over.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 25, 2005
I couldn't buy that two supposedly sophisticated theater people could be so simpleminded about what defines comedy and tragedy. I also couldn't believe in most of the characters, including either version of Melinda.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 23, 2005
The comic version of Melinda's story is only mildly less somber than the tragic version.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
March 25, 2005
Doesn't have the quilted complexity of Allen's best work, but unfortunately that's nothing radically different from what we've recently seen from the esteemed writer-director.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 22, 2005
Writing this review hurts, and I'm sure seeing Melinda and Melinda will bring pain for most Woody Allen fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
March 11, 2005
Melinda and Melinda revolves around neurotic and selfish characters who are unappealing in every way.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
March 23, 2005
Only Brooke Smith is distinctive as supporting player Cassie. Amanda Peet is a natural for Woody's style, but is saddled with one of Allen's most cliched characters
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 23, 2005
Where Woody Allen's Manhattan intellectual and pithy lines always evinced a smile when delivered by the auteur, in the hands of his replacements they are just not funny.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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