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Based on 40 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    With Melinda and Melinda he's (Allen) not just going through the motions. He's saying the game isn't over before you laugh till it hurts. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    More accomplished, adventurous and original. Instead of Allen's usual investigation into the nature of existence, this new film looks at the way stories are created, particularly comedies. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Smart, satisfying and compact but so modest in scale that only true-blue fans will sense - immediately - that it's Woody Allen's best outing in many years. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Full of entertaining vignettes that eventually make a happy mockery, as they're meant to do, of the tragedy vs. comedy dialectic. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The dialogue rings tinny in the ear, as if enunciated in the phony arc of a stage light. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    But Allen can still write a good joke and there are some here. Not enough to say he has returned to form, but enough to remind you of what that form was. show more

  • 80
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Woody's back on solid ground with his first memorable pic of the new millennium. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    In its complexity and wit, this is one of his (Allen's) best recent films. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Allen gives us at least half a classic comedy - more than we usually get at the movies these days - while having some elegant fun with an idea that has intrigued poets and smart alecks through the ages: the interchangeability of comedy and tragedy. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    This is closer to an Allen comeback than anything else he's made recently. Maybe he'll achieve it with his next movie, "Match Point," due this year. show more

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