Woody Allens best film is a slow-boiling story of sacrificing passion filled fantasies for brutal truths. The movie keeps you guessing when or how something is going to play out and at one point i almost had to take a deep breath because i knew what was going to happen but the manner in which the story unfolds is so lax i felt kinda like a strapped in thrill seeker anticipating the first drop.

This is very effective stuff. It is not the kind of movie you want to watch everyday but MATCHPOINT feels like it was crafted by the great Alfred Hitchcock.

I never though of Woody Allen as a master of suspense but what ever he took to get in the mood for this movie he needs to bottle it.