Mighty Aphrodite
Mighty Aphrodite (1995)

A dissatisfied Manhattan sportswriter finds more than he expected when he searches for the biological mother of his adopted child in Woody Allen's comedy. Writer-director Allen also plays Lenny, a slightly more relaxed incarnation of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 27, 1995
DVD Release Date: March 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Mighty Aphrodite may not stand with Woody Allen's finest work, but it's brought to vivid life by a thoroughly winsome performance from Mira Sorvino.

Mike Clark
USA Today

Were Mira Sorvino's all-redeeming, possibly best- list-bound performance to melt away, it would immediately be obvious how malnourished this amiably minor effort is.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Surprisingly sweet Allen entry brought to life by Mira Sorvino.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Good, but not great Woody Allen.

Emanuel Levy

A minor comedy in Allen's work, though Mia Sorvino, who won an Oscar, shines as the prostitute, despite the director's condescending

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Rich Cline
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Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

One of Woody Allen's best.

Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

'Mighty Aphrodite' only occasionally sparkles with witty dialogue reminiscent of Allen's earlier films, and that's not enough to resurrect the old Woody Allen magic.

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Michael Dequina

Same ol' Woody, though not as effective as some of his past work.

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Larry Carroll

One of the best Woody Allen films from this decade. A very funny movie that made Mira Sorvino a star.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Better than average woody Allen movie. Like Mira Sorvino in this one. Didn't like the Greek chanters. Made no sense at all and no point them being there.
Daniel Perry
I think I enjoyed this a little more than I should have: it kind of skirts the heavier issues and makes the central plot point - tracking down your adopted… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Of all human weaknesses, obsession is the most dangerous, and the silliest!"</i> When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New… More
Jennifer Xu
So cute. Mira Sorvino is not what I expected at all and I find her quite endearing. This is a midpoint between Woody's "love notes" and his… More
Leigh Ryan
Odd, like all of Woody's films. It was alright and kind of funny though.
Michael S
One of my favorite Woody Allen films.