Match Point (2005, GBR/USA/LUX) C-124m. ** D: Woody Allen. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew Goode, Brian Cox, Penelope Wilton, James Nesbitt. Rhys Meyers, a former tennis pro, becomes involved with British upper-class family, becomes engaged with Mortimer, but jeopardizes things when he starts an affair with her brother's fiancé Johansson. Allen's first film made outside the U.S. makes good use of British locations, is well-acted and solidly told, but later twists make it unsatisfying, and it goes on too long (it's also Woody's longest movie to date). Woodyphiles might boost the raitng by half a star.


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