4 Interesting and compelling.Tomius | 15/06/2007 | See all Tomius's reviews (10)Top 100 Music Reviewer After watching a couple of Woody Allen's most well-known and "masterpiece-rated" films ("Manhattan" and "Annie Hall"), I thought I'd give a modern Allen film a try to see just how it compared - quite well, I'd say!"Match Point" is a story of lust and passion and it explores the depths that we will go to keep things normal. It also deals with luck, a theme that is prominently mentioned throughout the 2 hour running time. First off, the acting in places is quite rough - the main character, played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, just didn't do it for me. I didn't believe his character for a second, but the rest of the cast kind of make up for that.Allen's directorial style shines through in "Match Point" - the well-thought out shots and musical influence establish this is surely a modern day Woody Allen classic. It is a film that keeps you hooked from beginning to end, having you never sure what exactly is going to happen next.Critically, the movie was panned in the UK by critics - I'm really not sure why! "Match Point" is excellent and far better than most films that you see nowadays, trust me. It is interesting on two levels - as a piece of cinema, and as an exercise in understanding the human psyche.If you are looking for a well-made thriller that will leave you thinking, "Match Point" is for you.