WHAT WE THINK:
– One of the last sparks from Woody Allen. Not to be missed.
JUST A FEW WORDS (IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT):
Chance (or chaos) that overcomes talent, the violence of the social status and the barbaric struggle for the preservation of that status, the betrayal, the crime and the guilt; Dostoevsky (Crime and punishment – literally mentioned a few times and whose core is staged in one of the main scene of the film) and Hitchcock; suspense and eroticism are all words that enclose the interesting film Match Point directed by Woody Allen. Probably one of the last great “achievement” of a director who has given so much to the cinema but who since the 90s has unfortunately released more films than his own talent allowed.
A very interesting point in the film is in the question that at one point every spectator has to ask himself: who or what do I stand for? Do I root for anyone in this film? More importantly, analyse your answer and see where you are at in terms of ethical position.
Match Point remains a mature, interesting and inspired work made of contrasts and opposites, which reminds everyone that in the most important moment, victory or loss depend on nothing else but chance and chaos.
- The main scene taken that literally cites Crime and Punishment.
- Directing and staging are clean, polished and elegant.
- The philosophical concept.
- The analogy of tennis.
- It’s clearly noticeable a bit of tiredness in the way Allen directs a few scenes if you compare this with some of his brilliant pre-90s films. But this is really nitpicking and a film should not be judged or evaluated with this context.
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