Sunday, January 08, 2006

Match Point (****)

Wow. What an intense movie. It starts off as a clever, well-written adultery drama, and then snaps into a clever, well-written thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Woody Allen has really hit the ball out of the park with this one. I've hated the last couple of movies he's done, but this has the look and fell like nothing else of his. It's shot in London, it has a young cast of good-looking Brits, and it has Scarlett Johannson giving her best performance to date. The whole movie is tighly scripted and everything about it just seems perfect. If I had to describe it, I'd say it's like Unfaithful meets The Talented Mr. Ripley, but you'll be shocked and surprised at where this movie ends. Unpredictable and highly entertaining, Match Point is not only the best thriller of the year, it's one of the best movies of the year. It's Woody Allen's best as well. But even if you're not a Woody fan, see this one. It'll knock your socks off.


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