Match Point serves up a masterful thriller

17 Mar

MATCH-POINT

Woody Allen is one of the most prolific directors of the modern era, which means some of his projects can be hit or miss, but his movie, Match Point serves up a masterful film that demonstrates Allen at the top of his game. The story opens with a monologue that will get you hooked into the characters and action. Former tennis pro Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) takes a job as an instructor and befriends Tom Hewitt (Matthew Goode) who introduces Chris to his family. Shortly thereafter, Chris begins a relationship with Tom’s sister Chloe (Emily Mortimer) and ends up marrying her, which leads to a business relationship with the Hewitt family, but Chris becomes tangled in an affair with Tom’s fiancée, Nola Rice (Scarlett Johansson). The performances by Rhys-Meyers and Johansson are engaging and audiences cannot stop watching the drama unfold, even though the ending can be frustrating for some. Allen’s Match Point is a stroke of genius.

WORD COUNT: 159

Adam’s Grade: A-
Chuck’s Grade: N/A

One Response to “Match Point serves up a masterful thriller”

  1. vinnieh March 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    Excellent review, keep up the great reviews.

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