Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
  1. 88
    In its complexity and wit, this is one of his (Allen's) best recent films.
  2. Allen gives us at least half a classic comedy - more than we usually get at the movies these days - while having some elegant fun with an idea that has intrigued poets and smart alecks through the ages: the interchangeability of comedy and tragedy.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    Smart, satisfying and compact but so modest in scale that only true-blue fans will sense - immediately - that it's Woody Allen's best outing in many years.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Oct 10, 2011
    Melinda and Melinda is not a particularly bad film, but just a limp one. In many ways, that's worse. The switching between a comic and tragic interpretation of the same movie keeps afloat with thought, but the film itself is rather empty, and neither story is particularly strong on its own. Full Review »
  2. CraigA.
    Jun 12, 2006
    Just rubbish. Stilted, unnatural dialogue, wooden performances, pretensious and bourgious. Its concept is supposedly the same story told two different ways. Its not. Its two different stories told the same way - badly. Full Review »
  3. TonyB.
    Jan 3, 2006
    Although it has an interesting premise, there is really only one reason to see this film, and that is Radha Mitchell's performance, one of the best of the year. Full Review »