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Based on 35 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The only touch of Caine's brutal sexiness is in the thrilling songs by Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart that should win Sir Mick his first Oscar. The rest is marshmallow. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Where Caine was like an arsonist in his relationships, Law's Alfie is more like a kid playing with matches -- innocent and genuinely surprised when things start blowing up around him. Law makes Alfie's befuddlement a surprisingly poignant thing to witness. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Though he's highly irresponsible, this Alfie is not quite a calculating heel, which makes the material go down easier while blunting the point. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This new Alfie is earnest -- irony is so last century -- and not angry at all, since working-class anger would mean nothing here, because class means nothing here. Nothing means anything here. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The trouble with Alfie - apart from the film's existence, and the wrongheaded idea of remaking a minor classic - is that not a soul is likable. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Charles Shyer's update is a pointlessly tame romp. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Alas, this is a remake without a reason. Alfie can no longer shock us. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Tribune

    What a bright, entertaining, cleverly updated and utterly satisfying comedy the new Alfie turns out to be. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    On its own terms, it's funny at times and finally sad and sweet. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Law is lively and Shyer keeps the action hopping with help from the movie's original gimmick of having Alfie keep up a running monologue to the audience. show more

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