Mighty Aphrodite

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16

Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    An uneven blend of mirth and malice.
  2. Is there no one in Allen's circle who dares to tell the master this ain't funny?
  3. 60
    It treads enjoyably over old ground, and it has a surprisingly foul mouth, though rather than cruising along with the ease of Allen's best work it tends to hobble, and it closes in a flurry of undecided endings.
  4. 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.
  5. Allen gets a chance to unload all his usual patronizing contempt for and middle-class "wisdom" about his own working-class origins.
  6. In this loser-and-the-whore story line, Allen's sensibilities have taken a turn for the nasty.
  7. 40
    Mighty Aphrodite may take its thematic and structural cues from Greek tragedy, but it's second-rate Borscht Belt all the way.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User 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
    10
    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 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. Full Review »