Chicago Tribune

What a bright, entertaining, cleverly updated and utterly satisfying comedy the new Alfie turns out to be.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Where Caine was like an arsonist in his relationships, Law's Alfie is more like a kid playing with matches -- innocent and genuinely surprised when things start blowing up around him. Law makes Alfie's befuddlement a surprisingly poignant thing to witness.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The new Alfie is so irresistible that he hardly requires contempt. Without it, the movie is little more than a feature-length roll in the hay.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Though he's highly irresponsible, this Alfie is not quite a calculating heel, which makes the material go down easier while blunting the point.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Alas, this is a remake without a reason. Alfie can no longer shock us.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Charles Shyer's update is a pointlessly tame romp.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The trouble with Alfie - apart from the film's existence, and the wrongheaded idea of remaking a minor classic - is that not a soul is likable.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The only touch of Caine's brutal sexiness is in the thrilling songs by Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart that should win Sir Mick his first Oscar. The rest is marshmallow.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This new Alfie is earnest -- irony is so last century -- and not angry at all, since working-class anger would mean nothing here, because class means nothing here. Nothing means anything here.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Shyer's version is a thing of infinite emptiness and nauseating vanity. It's not funny, alluring, affecting, or erotic, just conceited.
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49 out of 100
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