Match Point

Rating = B-

First, the print of this film was clean and bright — a signature of Woody Allen movies; I loved how good it looked. Second, much of the movie dragged — it took a long time for us to be introduced to the characters and their situations. Third, Scarlett Johansson does not perform well in this movie; she apparently needs more direction and less improvisation than is the case in the making of a Woody Allen Film. Finally, the ending involves a clever twist that has been presaged repeatedly earlier in the film, but it's only enough climax for a short story — the film needed a more profound ending or less build-up to the ending.