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Match Point

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United Kingdom, Ireland, Luxembourg

2005

Rated R • 2h 4m

Director Woody Allen

Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Brian Cox

Genre Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance

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Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and a young tennis instructor’s ambition to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring him far from it - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.

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Film Threat by

Allen covers it all with intelligent dialogue and unexpected moments of clever visual storytelling.
70

Newsweek by David Ansen

Though the tale is told with crisp sangfroid and a wonderful twist, there's hardly a scene I haven't seen somewhere else.
50

L.A. Weekly by Ella Taylor

Match Point is a perfectly presentable, entirely unremarkable domestic melodrama parked queasily between opera and realism, two irreconcilable forms if ever there were.
100

Entertainment Weekly by Owen Gleiberman

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

Rolling Stone by Peter Travers

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.
50

Salon by Stephanie Zacharek

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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