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Two couples find their lives turned upside down by their unfulfilled longings in this ensemble comedy from director Woody Allen. Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones) have been married for years. They have a grown-up daughter named Sally (Naomi Watts), who is married to a successful novelist named Roy (Josh Brolin), but finds the future of her marriage in jeopardy after falling for Greg (Antonio Banderas), the dapper owner of a prominent art gallery. Meanwhile, as Roy develops a fixation on Dia (Freida Pinto), an exotic beauty he encounters on the street, Alfie ditches Helena for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's plenty of ambiguous intellectual heft lurking behind the curtain of mediocrity - so it's a pity it feels like it was dashed off in a few hours one afternoon."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Classic Woody -- an ensemble cast of brilliant actors, a timeless story that could be set virtually anywhere and crisp writing and direction that neither lollygags or rushes."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Woody at his weakest."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"Allen's mixed experiences with London stand in sharp contrast with his love affair with the French capital (the setting for last year's return to form, Midnight in Paris)."
‑ Ed Gibbs, The Sunday Age
"The cast is the main draw here, but it's also the movie's biggest problem. Hopkins and Jones are excellent, and a greater focus on that couple might well have resulted in a much better film."
‑ Mayer Nissim, Digital Spy
"The talented cast fails to gel into a dynamic ensemble: You just see actors going through familiar paces."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Allen has been criticized for leaving some of the plot lines up in the air and several characters in the lurch. But he seems to be making a point: Neat Hollywood endings are as phony and dangerous as Cristal's ramblings."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"It's one of Allen's lesser films yet, as is so often the case with his B-material, it still features terrific performances...and a cluster of truth-nailing scenes that are better than what you typically find in major releases."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Like a second hand clothes shop, it is comfortable rather than exciting, predictable rather than refreshing, even though it boasts a great cast who believe in their master, Woody Allen"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"How many times do you want to watch the same Woody Allen movie? What's your tolerance threshold for repeat visits back to his couch?"
‑ Dave White,
"Woody Allen cranks out another formulaic interweave of romantic crushes, with old jazz on the soundtrack to supply some artificial gaiety."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Woody Allen may still be funny, but he's sure not much fun anymore."
‑ Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News
"You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is the amnesiac relative of Allen's body of work. It's wearing the fleshy mask of all that you love; but conducts itself with an abrasive and frightened detachment."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
"It may not be Allen's best work, but this flutter and change of hearts is easy to watch and enjoy as wishes and dreams play their tug of war"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"Maybe the next one will be a return to form for the living legend, and hey, at the rate Allen is churning them out, one of them has to be good, right?"
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
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