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. 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. A sketchy trifle that is sporadically amusing but also off-putting around the edges.
  3. 75
    Allen appears determined to craft a motion picture that can be laughed at without plumbing any especially deep neuroses of the human condition.
  4. Woody Allen's incredible wit is at the heart of all that's wonderful in Mighty Aphrodite, and Woody Allen's incredible ego is at the core of its major flaw.
  5. It was only natural that Allen would eventually have to make a Greek drama.
  6. The New York Times
    Reviewed by: Elvis Mitchell
    70
    Dependably well made and not quite like any Allen film that came before. Nimble film making like this isn’t necessarily geared to the magnum opus, but Mr. Allen can achieve fine, amusing results even while thinking small. [27 October 1995, P.C1]
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    Allen's connective scenes are slack and barely functional, and even his asides lack bite.
  8. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    70
    A zippy, frothy confection that emerges as agreeable middle-range Woody.
  9. 70
    It's a mixed bag--deftly and hilariously philosophical in some places, deeply disengaged and prosaic in others.
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 »