Match Point
Match Point (2005)

A clandestine love affair sends one man's charmed life into a tailspin in this dark, disturbing drama written and directed by Woody Allen, his first film set and shot in Great Britain and one his few films sans any humor. Chris Wilton… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 28, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Woody Allen's sharpest film in years, Match Point is a taut, philosophical thriller about class and infidelity.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

... a nifty little crowd pleaser ...

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Match Point has a coiled, taut energy that's unusual for Allen.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews of the venerable writer/director's more accomplished efforts in this new century.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Match Point isn't one of his truly great films, like Annie Hall or Manhattan, but it's a very good one; a sign that a career that seemed stalled is purring along once more.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

In every scene, Allen's direction is unflinchingly clear-eyed, and it's a pleasure being walked through London at the same unhurried pace that he's taken through Manhattan all these years.

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Tony Macklin

But, perhaps, the greatest parallel between Woody's Match Point and Hitch is duality. It's a brilliant device.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Match Point is airless, repetitive.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Johansson finds her own speech rhythms in Allen's arch dialogue, and in the process, gives his film a quality that his recent work has often lacked, the recognizable flutter of a heart beat behind the façade of the character.

Nick Rogers

This lean, mean, surprisingly sultry thriller about fate, luck, greed and guilt is Woody Allen's best since "Mighty Aphrodite." Plus, it boasts a vintage-Allen metaphor of a bobbling tennis ball that, in a great gotcha scene, becomes a damning motif.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Robinson
Fascinating take on Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment where Woody Allen... who am I kidding... Scarlett Johansson. That is all.
Chris Weber
If I'm not mistaken, I do believe this this is my first time seeing one of Woody Allen's purely dramatic films. And I must say, I'm not… More
Daniel Perry
This film features what is probably my favourite Scarlett Johansson performance, darkly sexy, and the film takes full advantage of the emerging (at the time)… More
Bethany Murphy
Exceptional story from Woody Allen. One of my all time favourite films. Johnathon Rhys Meyers and Scarlett Johanson are on fire. A must see!
paul oh
The opening sequence is probably one of the most philosophical ones director Woody Allen has created over the years. Its smart and stands apart from… More
Spencer S.
A cliche that delivers upon ending, Match Point is a Woody Allen unlike any I have seen. There are are only hints of the director's presence instead of the… More