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Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - ENTERTAINMENT -

In his ’60s stand-up act, Allen joked that he once cheated on a meta­physics exam by look­ing within the soul of the stu­dent sit­ting next to him; 50 years later he’s still at it. — J.R. Jones, In its own strange, de­lib­er­ate way, the film does wind up feel­ing sur­pris­ing, fresh even, as Allen finds new ways to ex­plore some of his most long­stand­ing pre­oc­cu­pa­tions.

— Mark Olsen, Os­ten­si­bly about the the­ory and prac­tice of ethics, if the ex­is­ten­tial dram­edy

weren’t so clumsy it could al­most be a self­par­ody.

— Nathalie Atkin­son, At what point do we just scream “No!” and say we will not tol­er­ate another Woody Allen movie about a re­la­tion­ship be­tween an older man and a younger woman? — Matt Pais, It’s a Woody Allen film that the next one will make us for­get.

— Joe Mor­ganstern,

SAB­RINA LAN­TOS / SONY PIC­TURES CLAS­SICS

Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone in Ir­ra­tional Man.

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