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  • Summary: A New York couple discovers that their adopted son's biological mother (Sorvino, in an Oscar-winning performance) is a hooker and minor porn star.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 88
    The movie reveals its serious undertones (with commentary by the Greek chorus, which occasionally breaks into song and dance) while at the same time developing a plot that lends itself to slapstick.
  2. Reviewed by: Barbara Shulgasser
    It was only natural that Allen would eventually have to make a Greek drama.
  3. A sketchy trifle that is sporadically amusing but also off-putting around the edges.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    Allen's connective scenes are slack and barely functional, and even his asides lack bite.
  5. 60
    An uneven blend of mirth and malice.
  6. Fans of Allen, the comedian, will be glad to hear there are more chuckles here than in his last film, "Bullets Over Broadway." Fans of Allen, the plot craftsman, will find a lot less discipline and imagination in the writing. In truth, Mighty Aphrodite is mighty slight.
  7. 40
    Mighty Aphrodite may take its thematic and structural cues from Greek tragedy, but it's second-rate Borscht Belt all the way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. AnthonyM.
    Jan 6, 2006
    This movie is halrious; and ultimately, very sweet. The parady of a Greek chorus alone is worth the price of a DVD. But be warned! If your idea of great movie making involves in any way special effects laden films about the interspecies romances of sexy girls and chimps with hyperractive tyroids, you probably should skip this movie. Expand

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