Sorry, even Jude Law couldn't save this one. An intersting filming technique, but attributed entirely to the Michael Cain original. There didn't really seem to be much point to this one.
4 Stars for the Acting colleciton in Sarandon, Long, Law
Dumb. Some good relationships, but not an excellent movie. Haven't seen the original, and probably won't bother.
Not as good as the original but worth seeing to juxtapose 1960's London with 2000's New York morality. Jude Law and Sienna Miller make great eye-candy and Susan Sarandan should be a poster girl for mature-aged women.
Great movie...how true life can be. A good one for teen males
I really enjoyed this, but then I haven't seen the original to compare it with. I thought the storyline was good and the actors were great.
Although Jude Law does an halfway decent job, Omar Epps (from "House") is criminally underused and was the standout in an otherwise average film.
Bit of a dud ending.. but ok.
I found the narrative style of this film irritating. The continual narration interrupted the flow of the film, so it seemed disjointed and contrived. The final fifteen minutes of the film is somewhat redeeming, but hardly worth the wait. I wouldn't rush out to see this one.
kept me entertained but was highly disappointed with the ending. Had more potential.
Almost works, but not quite!
This is a bad remake of the original and the setting change to America adds nothing to what is essentially a flop.
Make sure you watch the original 'Alfe' starring Michael Caine - now that really was a good movie - not self indulent and amoral [note this is not the same as immoral] like the new version. The storyline in both versions is rather weak but at least we had excellent acting in the original. As you guess I couldn't find much to recommend in this film - makes you wonder why they bothered.
An interesting, and sometimes funny insight into a man's bad habits and ultimately sad existence. Jude Law was captivating and convincing.
In itself it was a good movie but the original with Michael Caine is a better watch
This movie just might work for some if you haven't seen the original Alfie starring Michael Caine. The contrivance of talking direct to camera worked well in the original but failed in the remake. The attempts to update the story - setting it in New York, Alfie's come-uppance - just didn't work. Interesting to watch the special features which revealed that the producer and director seemed to know they'd made a mess of it but tried to justify their efforts - unsuccessfully. Or is it all because the Alfie plot is really irrelevant today, that he was a character only of his time?
Loved this, very funny and enjoyable. Great eye candy too!!
A bit of a dud. Keeps teasing you as a movie that is worth watching but continually disappoints. Jude Law is sort of a cross between Jamie Oliver and Austin Powers and it doesn't work.
Fell far short of the original Alfie
Preffered original, however still light and entertaining, although story line fairly predictaable. Overall, good acting.