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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 60
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    An uneven blend of mirth and malice. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Woody Allen's incredible wit is at the heart of all that's wonderful in Mighty Aphrodite, and Woody Allen's incredible ego is at the core of its major flaw. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Allen's connective scenes are slack and barely functional, and even his asides lack bite. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie reveals its serious undertones (with commentary by the Greek chorus, which occasionally breaks into song and dance) while at the same time developing a plot that lends itself to slapstick. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

    It was only natural that Allen would eventually have to make a Greek drama. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Allen appears determined to craft a motion picture that can be laughed at without plumbing any especially deep neuroses of the human condition. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Fans of Allen, the comedian, will be glad to hear there are more chuckles here than in his last film, "Bullets Over Broadway." Fans of Allen, the plot craftsman, will find a lot less discipline and imagination in the writing. In truth, Mighty Aphrodite is mighty slight. show more

  • 60
    TV Guide

    Is there no one in Allen's circle who dares to tell the master this ain't funny? show more

  • 40
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    Mighty Aphrodite may take its thematic and structural cues from Greek tragedy, but it's second-rate Borscht Belt all the way. show more

  • 70
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    A sketchy trifle that is sporadically amusing but also off-putting around the edges. show more

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