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This remake of Lewis Gilbert's 1966 film of the same name features Jude Law filling the shoes Michael Caine once wore in the title role of Alfie. As with the original, Law occasionally speaks directly to the camera while his character talks of the opposite sex. Under the direction of Charles Shyer, Alfie follows a charming, if morally lacking, womanizer from one bed to the next. While his actions arise more from nonchalance than malice, Alfie nonetheless faces a moral dilemma when considering that he's impregnated one of his latest girlfriends. Alfie also includes performances from… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The original Alfie was as much overrated as the remake is underrated. Split the difference."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"This is an ugly, blue-tinged movie that telegraphs every plot turn."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Uneven movie about a charming cad has sexy stuff."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Law, though lacking the more rugged masculinity and raw sensuality of Caine's alluring Alfie, gets by here on sheer sexual enthusiasm and that unmistakable ready-for-duty party animal mentality."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"So, what's it all about? Is it still for the moment we live?"
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"Charles Shyer (who processed the Parent Trap and Father of the Bride updates) plays coy with most matters sexual-an odd and puritanical approach to a character who molds his entire existence around the procurement and enjoyment of sex."
‑ Jessica Winter, Village Voice
"His carefully tousled blond mop? His devilish blue eyes? His oily pickup lines and false promises coated in a cool British ahccent? Please."
‑ Sean Daly, Washington Post
"Just as forgettable as the original."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"full review in Greek"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"...what we have here is a good old-fashioned exploitation flick disguised as high art."
‑ Uri Lessing,
"The question of 'Why?' (more than 'What's it all about?) still lingers where this remake is concerned."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Back in the mid-1960s, Alfie Elkins was one of the reasons a women's liberation movement was necessary. Today, he's just another bad date with a surplus of personal grooming products."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Even Michael Caine's career would have gone nowhere if he had made this version of "Alfie.""
‑ Cole Smithey,
"...Alfie - when you get right down to it - isn't a terribly likable character, something that certainly makes it difficult to actually care about his fate."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"[Law's] timeless good looks and effortless charisma make him the kind of leading man that Hollywood would produce from genetic experiments if they could."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
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