The Odd Couple
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- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 25, 2020
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau|
|Performer:||John Fiedler, Herb Edelman, David Sheiner, Monica Evans, Carole Shelley & Iris Adrian|
|Directed by||Gene Saks|
|Edited by||Frank Bracht|
|Screenwriting by||Neil Simon|
|Composition by||Neal Hefti|
|Cinematography by||Robert B. Hauser|
|Art Direction by||Hal Pereira & Walter Tyler|
|Produced by||Howard W. Koch|
For all its overfamiliarity, this is a good play, easily Simon's best, and Matthau and Lemmon inhabit it with grace and style. Full Review
...a durable classic, the sort of comedy that doesn't try to yank laughs by cramming its fist down our throats. Full Review
Rating: 3.5/4 -- It does well as an evening's entertainment. Full Review
Rating: 8/10 -- ...it's still the original movie that best captures the essence of the characters and story. Full Review
Rating: B -- Simon's The Odd Couple is proof that smart writing and adult themes can still make for a fun evening at your family home theater, if your children are older than 10. Full Review
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Rating: 3/5 -- The key to the movie is its stars... it is Matthau's reserved yet committed man's man that gives the film its comedic edge. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- When critics discuss chemistry, that onscreen magic that occurs between perfectly paired actors, the electricity exemplified by Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon is a textbook illustration of same.
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- Color by Technicolor. Shot in Panavision.
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