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Parents' Guide to

Match Point

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Woody Allen film has adult themes, not for kids.

Movie R 2005 124 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 18+

Best I've seen from Woody Allen

To me this is the best Woody Allen movie I've seen (seen about 15 by now), and I don't get why it is not always ranked amongst the top 5 on Woody Allen's lists on the internet. This is Dostoievsky with alternative ending. Very thoughtful.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
age 15+

Great movie but the ending is a disappointment.

The movie has a great twist and really sucks you into the whole plot of the whole movie. But then it ends in a very disappointing way.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Grim and gloomy, Woody Allen's film is a noirish character study by Woody Allen, not a comedy and not for kids. Chris's slide into the standard soul-sucking vortex is not especially affecting. His thudding caddishness, lacking in conscience or compassion, makes his appeal to Chloe, who otherwise seems self-confident to a fault, seem odd, except for the fact that she's preoccupied with having a baby, that recurrent bane of Allen's women.

Because Chris is the indecisive, unhappy protagonist in a Woody Allen movie, you can pretty much guess what happens to him. Though Chris begins by asserting his faith in luck, he ends up adrift and haunted, without any "measure of hope for the possibility of meaning." Maybe it's just luck that the women around him -- irrational, demanding, and voluble -- come to represent that lack.

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