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8,593 Ratings

Match Point

Directed by Woody Allen
United Kingdom, Ireland, 2005
Drama, Romance, Crime


A young British tennis instructor is desperate to leave his shabby past behind and enter the pristine ranks of high society. When he becomes torn between two woman—one from the world he wants to escape and one from the world he wants to join, a dark psychological match begins in his head.

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Match Point Directed by Woody Allen

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2006 | Nominee: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

National Board of Review

2005 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Critics reviews

In almost all respects, Match Point is an improvement over Crimes and Misdemeanors. It’s better crafted and more absorbing, and it doesn’t have the distractions of Allen’s wisecracks and extended banal philosophizing. The storytelling is more streamlined, and the pace never flags, though the movie runs 20 minutes longer. It may be the first film in Allen’s career to carry an erotic charge, though it’s also less personally expressive than most of the others, and its characters are more generic.
January 13, 2006
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In “Match Point,” his most satisfying film in more than a decade, the director once again brings the bad news, delivering it with a light, sure touch. This is a Champagne cocktail laced with strychnine.
December 28, 2005
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Match Point is wittier and more coherent than anything [Woody] has done in ages; it is well made and well thought out to its very last shot. The point is that, as he turns 70—after a 40-year career in which he has directed 36 films, and acted in and/or wrote the screenplays for 10 more—Woody is near the top of his game.
November 28, 2005
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