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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
More reviews for Alfie on Rotten Tomatoes

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