Match Point

Match Point

Match Point

Woody Allen crime drama following one-time tennis pro Chris (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) a former tennis pro falls for a femme-fatal (Scarlett Johansson) who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.

Chris blames bad luck for always just falling short in life. He comes into wealth though when he marries the rich, posh Chloe (Emily Mortimer). Not long after he begins an affair with his friend's hot and dangerous fiancé (Johansson).

2005124 minsUK, USA
DramaThriller
Director:
Woody Allen ('Melinda & Melinda', 'Deconstructing Harry', 'Mighty Aphrodite', 'Bullets Over Broadway', 'Manhattan', 'Annie Hall')
Writer:
Woody Allen
Cast:
Jonathan Rhys MeyersScarlett JohanssonAlexander ArmstrongPaul KayeMatthew GoodeSimon KunzEmily MortimerBrian CoxPenelope Wilton
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Reviews & comments

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

out of 4. 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, who doesn't act in the film but writes and directs with a bristling newfound energy. True Allenphiles, however, will have no trouble recognizing the subversive themes that coursed through his 1989 groundbreaker, Crimes and Misdemeanors...

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

out of 4. One reason for the fascination of Woody Allen's "Match Point" is that each and every character is rotten. This is a thriller not about od versus evil, but about various species of evil engaged in a struggle for survival of the fittest -- or, as the movie makes clear, the luckiest. "I'd rather be lucky than good," Chris, the tennis pro from Ireland, tells us as the movie opens, and we see a tennis ball striking the net it is pure luck which side it falls on. Chris' own good fortune depends on just such a lucky toss of a coin...

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Woody Allen, comedian, was always a tragedian goofing around a bit. His characters' bedtime reading is Dostoevsky (a character in this movie asks another whether she's seen his copy of Strindberg) and in sassy one-liners or in bleak, uninflected pronouncements, he's made it plain that he sees the world through the nihilist's lens - as a place where virtue is rebuked and evil rewarded, though neither of those outcomes may be depended on...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

In a recent interview, Woody Allen, who turns 70 this year, remarked that, "All that crap they tell you about getting joy and having a kind of wisdom in your golden years - it's all tripe." But if the advancing years have given Allen nothing in the way of wisdom, they have equipped him with a newly stoked fury at the randomness of life. Match Point is a pleasingly sour shaggy-dog tale about how almost no-one ever gets what they deserve, that plays like an episode of Tales Of The Unexpected directed by, well, Woody Allen...

0
BBC

BBC

press

Woody Allen revisits familiar themes in an unfamiliar setting in Match Point, which sees the veteran writer/director shoot London as lovingly as his native New York. Dismissed by some peculiarly class-obsessed critics because it makes the British capital look, well, nice, it is easily Allen's best film since Deconstructing Harry in 1997. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers stars as an ex-tennis pro who marries into Emily Mortimer's filthy rich family but is undone by his attraction to Scarlett Johansson's failing actress...

4.0
0

This film is a frightfully slow piece of attempted intrigue. It is a crap version of "closer", but has added illusions of grandeur. Yet again this is a film that tries to become a masterpiece through a couple of bad metaphors that are meant to tie the entire plot together. Still, Starlet is hotter than starwars girl and that gets it 3 stars.

3.0
0

PERFECT! Or as close to perfection as you can get. Beautifully written and executed, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seats till the very very end.
The performances especially by the lead Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is top notch. He plays an ex-tennis pro barely making a living being a tennis coach. A marriage to a girl of a very wealthy family...

5.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

out of 4. 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, who doesn't act in the film but writes and directs with a bristling newfound energy. True Allenphiles, however, will have no trouble recognizing the subversive themes that coursed through his 1989 groundbreaker, Crimes and Misdemeanors...

3.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

out of 4. One reason for the fascination of Woody Allen's "Match Point" is that each and every character is rotten. This is a thriller not about od versus evil, but about various species of evil engaged in a struggle for survival of the fittest -- or, as the movie makes clear, the luckiest. "I'd rather be lucky than good," Chris, the tennis pro from Ireland, tells us as the movie opens, and we see a tennis ball striking the net it is pure luck which side it falls on. Chris' own good fortune depends on just such a lucky toss of a coin...

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Woody Allen, comedian, was always a tragedian goofing around a bit. His characters' bedtime reading is Dostoevsky (a character in this movie asks another whether she's seen his copy of Strindberg) and in sassy one-liners or in bleak, uninflected pronouncements, he's made it plain that he sees the world through the nihilist's lens - as a place where virtue is rebuked and evil rewarded, though neither of those outcomes may be depended on...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

In a recent interview, Woody Allen, who turns 70 this year, remarked that, "All that crap they tell you about getting joy and having a kind of wisdom in your golden years - it's all tripe." But if the advancing years have given Allen nothing in the way of wisdom, they have equipped him with a newly stoked fury at the randomness of life. Match Point is a pleasingly sour shaggy-dog tale about how almost no-one ever gets what they deserve, that plays like an episode of Tales Of The Unexpected directed by, well, Woody Allen...

0
BBC

BBC

press

Woody Allen revisits familiar themes in an unfamiliar setting in Match Point, which sees the veteran writer/director shoot London as lovingly as his native New York. Dismissed by some peculiarly class-obsessed critics because it makes the British capital look, well, nice, it is easily Allen's best film since Deconstructing Harry in 1997. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers stars as an ex-tennis pro who marries into Emily Mortimer's filthy rich family but is undone by his attraction to Scarlett Johansson's failing actress...

4.0
0

This film is a frightfully slow piece of attempted intrigue. It is a crap version of "closer", but has added illusions of grandeur. Yet again this is a film that tries to become a masterpiece through a couple of bad metaphors that are meant to tie the entire plot together. Still, Starlet is hotter than starwars girl and that gets it 3 stars.

3.0
0

PERFECT! Or as close to perfection as you can get. Beautifully written and executed, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seats till the very very end.
The performances especially by the lead Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is top notch. He plays an ex-tennis pro barely making a living being a tennis coach. A marriage to a girl of a very wealthy family...

5.0
0