Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor 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 Show more... - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.
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Rex Reed It has Woody's humor and subtlety; no British bluntness here. The acting is first-cabin all the way. And it's genuinely moving. Move it to the top of your must-see list.
Paul Clinton (CNN.com) This is a wonderfully provocative film with complex characters and breathless twists and turns.
Desson Thomson If ever there was a case to be made for an artist finding inspiration abroad, Allen's first foray out of New York makes a powerful argument.
David Denby [Allen's] new movie, Match Point, devoted to lust, adultery, and murder, is the most vigorous thing he's done in years.
Michael Atkinson Crushingly humorless, Match Point also has a grade-school-simple Major Theme: At the outset, Chris's narration informs us that life is luck, and at any point we could win or lose. Whoa.
Stephanie Zacharek ... from the casting to the dialogue, "Match Point" just feels pickled in artificiality.
Richard Roeper Allen has crafted one of his strongest films in years.
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.
Andrew Sarris Match Point is wittier and more coherent than anything [Woody Allen] has done in ages; it is well made and well thought out to its very last shot.
Todd McCarthy In thematic terms, Match Point, whose tennis allusion reflects a preoccupation with the role of luck in life, comes closest to Crimes and Misdemeanors among Allen's films.
Kirk Honeycutt Match Point is a story designed more to prove a philosophical point than to examine a social milieu or a particular cast of characters.