(2005)

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100
Entertainment Weekly
To call Match Point Woody Allen's comeback would be an understatement - it's the most vital return to form for any director since Robert Altman made "The Player."
88
Woody Allen's best movie in years means to trip us up: Sexual sizzle. London instead of Manhattan. Brit actors. Dark humor with a sting that leaves welts. You bet it's a change. And it looks good on the Woodman.
88
New York Post
Its many pleasures derive from the way this drama unfolds unexpectedly from the characters rather than imposing itself on them.
80
Variety
Well-observed and superbly cast picture is the filmmaker's best in quite a long time.
80
Allen covers it all with intelligent dialogue and unexpected moments of clever visual storytelling.
70
Switching into a dramatic gear, Woody Allen surprises but often struggles in this dark morality tale.
70
Though the tale is told with crisp sangfroid and a wonderful twist, there's hardly a scene I haven't seen somewhere else.
70
When they get to canoodling and conniving, you won't ask for your money back.
50
L.A. Weekly
Match Point is a perfectly presentable, entirely unremarkable domestic melodrama parked queasily between opera and realism, two irreconcilable forms if ever there were.
50
Salon
Match Point is a fatally neat exercise in detached craftsmanship, and maybe that's the best we can expect from Allen at this point.

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