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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 - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.
It's honestly hard to believe that this film was directed by Woody Allen as he clearly leaves his comfort zone and creates a very engaging drama with a touch of Fyodor Dostoyevsky when it comes to the murder case. What makes it such an unrecognizable film is its insane narrative as Match Point starts as a romantic drama and slowly turns into a mental crime thriller.
Match Point follows a former professional tennis player who sees his life significantly changed for better when he marries the sister of one of his friends and gains access to the money and success of his dreams. However, he sees his life turned upside down once more when he falls in love for the…
Match Point is everything I was hoping, and more. Woody serves up arguably his most delightfully rich genre reinvention, kind of like a reimagining of A Place in the Sun with a dash of Crime & Punishment.
Match Point is a curious cross-reference of influences. It has the bedrock of a Woody Allen film. The emotional energy and relationship betrayal of a Hitchcockian dark thriller. And a sliver of Barry Lyndon Irish rogue penetration of high society to it. Most of all, it concerns the element of luck, like a game of high society stakes poker. After all, when one is handed everything, the temptation is to risk it. Only a natural talent for calculated shot selection, along with a fateful…
Despite having a predictable premise of adulterous affairs, Woody Allen’s London-set dark character-driven drama film satisfies with its solid performances, sharp screenplay, and that blistering final twist that results into a cerebral, tour-de-force viewing. In the first act, Allen goes old-fashioned in presenting an almost-generic drama of infidelity and class relations. Then the simmering middle part which is kind of repetitive—weakens the trajectory of the narrative. But as the third act goes, Allen puts a surprising Hitchcockian mask, strengthening the tension and thriller elements—which is the best part of the film.
The performances are solid. Although Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a bit shaky, and unnatural at times (I have other good actors in mind for his character), he still delivered…
Performances : 7.9/10
Story : 7.5/10
Production : 7/10
Overall : 7.47/10
This might very well be my first true run in with non-comedic Woody Allen. The laughs are in here. They might be a little deeper below the surface than we're used to, but they're there if you look hard enough. It certainly was a slow burn for the first two thirds but the final act is amazing. It really is something special.
Allen has some very interesting choices for male leads here in my opinion. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who I've honestly never heard of, is adequate. I just can't help thinking of what another actor could have done in this role. Matthew Goode on the other was beyond…
"The man who said: I'd rather be lucky than good, saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It's scary to think so much is out of one's control."- Chris Wilton
Woody Allen's newer film tend to get a lot of criticism. I myself have enjoyed many of them a great deal though. Match Point seems to be one of the few that gets a lot of praise. Before get into this one I must admit that I tend to prefer Woody's comedies over his dramas. When I watch a Woody Allen film I expect to laugh. I'm not saying he's bad at doing drama (he's actually quite good)…
On the surface, when compared with the rest of his filmography, Match Point is one of Woody Allen's most unrecognizable features, a dark, cynical thriller set in the England about an adulterous affair that begins between two individuals.
Though beneath the surface is Allen's usual fascination with morality, even returning to similar themes that he previously explored in Crimes and Misdemeanors. The primary focus here is the role that luck plays in an individual's life and how, ultimately, this is the most significant in defining our lives, not our morality or good nature, as many would presumably like to believe.
In large part, the film succeeds due to a terrific leading performance by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, a character the audience…
La verdad es que las tres primeras cuartas partes de la película me han parecido una introducción muuuuy larga para su final, que es lo realmente interesante. El resto de la película es entretenido, no lo niego, pero no le veo nada demasiado especial.
Tā neko, Skārletas augums labi formīgs. Vienīgi to trillera elementu sanāk gaidīt gandrīz visu filmu. Drīzāk sauktu par romantisko filmu.
I know that Black Widow movie might be essential for superhero genre in responding the demand of feminists but I honestly miss Scarlet more in such role as in this movie. I am so disappointed to know that she will not be starring in any rom-com anytime soon
what the fuck.
This movie convinced me that the best thing I can do when it comes to a Woody film, is to watch it without knowing anything about it, not even the cast or the synopsis. Up to this moment, I've seen Woody offering nice chronicles about love and life, but always with a discreet sense of humor (and sometimes this humor isn't even THAT discreet), so I started to sense some kind of pattern. Match Point breaks that pattern, bringing a drama, as the movie evolves from a love and infidelity story to a kind of dark thriller, always with a sharp and well-written screenplay, that demands some deep characters and therefore, some great performances from the cast. And even though…
Very good storytelling. Woody Allen is a mastermind, as always. I can see his personality in this film, but not until the end. This is one of the movies that sincerely made me feel uncomfortable, in an edge-of-my-seat way. A little slow in the beginning, but worth it, I'd say.
#RichWhitePeopleProblems. Seriously. The guy's sleeping with Emily Mortimer AND Scarlett Johansson and yet still seems constantly moody and unsatisfied.
'Match Point' is a rather unconventional Woody Allen film in that it isn't really a comedy. Some of the film feels fairly light-hearted, but there are never any jokes as such. The plot concerns Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), an upper-class former tennis pro who enters into a relationship with the similarly posh Chloe (Emily Mortimer), but soon becomes bored of their relationship despite and begins an affair with Chloe's brother's American fiancée, Nola (Scarlett Johansson).
There are a few features of Match Point that make me want to dislike it. For one, the pacing felt rather off; the first hour…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
La verdad es que me gusto mucho, me encata la simpleza de Woody Allen, bo es espectacular pero la historia es muy buena, y te hace creer en la suerte, coincidencias o lo que sea que se le pueda llamar a eso.
Como a veces para la gente es mas importante una poscion, dinero, etc en vez de una vida o el amor, incluso hasta tu propia sangre, muestra el egoismo del humano. La actuacion de Chris que no se si era asi, es perfecta de la mitad para deltante por que es justo lo que el personaje necesita, al principio no le va.
Me encantaron esas ecenas donde te mantiene latente y con los nervios al 100, siempre a…
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