The Odd Couple
The Odd Couple (1968)

Compulsive neatnik Felix Unger (Jack Lemmon) is thrown out of his house by his divorce-bound wife. He wanders aimlessly through the streets of New York, toying with the idea of suicide, before gravitating to the apartment of his best… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 12, 2000
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TIME Magazine

The Neil Simon comedy that lit up Broadway for more than two years shines again in this flawed but still funny screen adaptation.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

An irresistible double act from Lemmon and Matthau.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The key to the movie is its stars... it is Matthau's reserved yet committed man's man that gives the film its comedic edge.

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Mark Bourne
Film.com

...a durable classic, the sort of comedy that doesn't try to yank laughs by cramming its fist down our throats.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It does well as an evening's entertainment.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Acting is all: Lemmon and Matthau are terrific in their first teaming in this highly amusing comedy, which is sharply written by Neil Simon but poorly directed by theater helmer Gene Saks.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

For all its overfamiliarity, this is a good play, easily Simon's best, and Matthau and Lemmon inhabit it with grace and style.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Classic buddy comedy finds hilarity in its mature themes.

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Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com

When critics discuss chemistry, that onscreen magic that occurs between perfectly paired actors, the electricity exemplified by Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon is a textbook illustration of same.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Neat-freak Felix rooms with the messy Oscar. Classic, funny, and enjoyable, <i>The Odd Couple</i> works primarily because of the strong performances… More
Spencer S.
Pairing the irritable crumudgeon Walter Matthau and the always peppy and spirited Jack Lemmon was a brilliant clash of comedy sensibilities. The warped, and… More
Lady D'arbanville
Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau make a great comedy pairing who in this film drive each other crazy. The comedy capers between the pair make this a timeless… More
♥Robyn M♥
two divorced men share an apartment but although they are best friends the extreme differences in their personalities is a constant source of conflict,as there… More
Daniel Mumby
The Odd Couple is a comedy which has stood the test of time and survived all attempts made on its longevity, from its endless inferior imitators to its own… More
AJ Verser
This is a great movie from a great play which lead to a great TV show. I watched the show when I was a kid, and now that I've finally seen the movie, I… More