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Reviews: Blue Jasmine (2013)

blue_jasmineReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Jasmine è indubbiamente uno dei grandi personaggi tragici alleniani, travolta dalle onde di un destino avverso, che lei stessa ha finito per provocare.
  • Mario Alegre @ Primera Hora [Spanish]
  • [New – 4/3/14] | Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com
    • Excerpt: Creatively structured and masterfully acted, it’s one of 2013’s better films and hails from a workaholic living legend who somehow continues to stave off the creative fatigue that should have long ago started to plague him.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
    • Excerpt: The best imaginable marriage of performer and character.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: A Woody Allen dramady with plenty of sparks and sizzle about the fall of a selfish woman who is a member of America’s “Winning Class.”
  • Enrique Buchichio @ Cartelera.com.uy [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Una comedia dramática muy efectiva, con un reconocible sentido del humor y un retrato de personajes desparejo pero atractivo. Gran labor protagónica de Cate Blanchett.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Writer/director Woody Allen has proven himself adept at gifting his actresses with Oscar gold and Cate Blanchett’s shredding of her character’s psyche while she outwardly maintains the entitled snobbery of the 1% is an already great actress’s finest performance to date.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Blue Jasmine comienza muy bien, se va torciendo hacia la mitad, y tiene un final muy decepcionante, que funcionaría si Sally Hawkins fuera la protagonista.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Allen’s screenplay and Blanchett’s performance turn a character that begins as a caricature of social elitism into a vivid portrait of misery…
  • João Marcos Flores @ Cineviews
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
  • John Gilpatrick @ JohnLikesMovies.com
    • Excerpt: Cate Blanchett owns Woody Allen’s latest, Blue Jasmine (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Stoli Martinis)
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Unsettling and insightful, it’s Woody Allen’s 48th film – and one of his best.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Daniel Kelly @ Danland Movies
    • Excerpt: “Blue Jasmine” is the film-maker’s most achingly human and sophisticated work for some time; free from indulgence and played entirely as impactful and courageous entertainment.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Allen and Blanchett bring a lightness to this devastatingly tragic character without ever sugar-coating her flaws and eccentricities.
  • Danny King @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: ‘Blue Jasmine’ probably marks one of the least-romantic visions of New York we’ll ever get from [Woody] Allen.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]
  • Piers Marchant @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
  • Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: Though itself tainted by Jasmine’s snobbery, Blue Jasmine is nonetheless a well-made drama with uniformly good performances and a further example of Allen’s talent for writing quick and believable scripts and directing complex and interesting dramas.
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: Blue Jasmine will be held as one of the high watermarks of Allen’s recent career and rightfully so. It’s an extremely well crafted and acted piece of cinema, one that can make you laugh as much as make your heart break.
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: 5 stars!
  • Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Timely, perceptive, and poignant, anchored by a tour-de-force performance from Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine is the best film Woody Allen has made since 2005’s Match Point – or even 1989’s Crimes and Misdemeanors.
  • Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: At first glance, there is much in Blue Jasmine that could be hashtagged away as “white people problems.” To dismiss Blue Jasmine under such shallow circumspection is to miss the complicated moral dilemmas in Woody Allen’s script.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: The nouveau riche depends on the kindness of strangers.
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: For a guy who has given us so many gems, Blue Jasmine definitely ranks as another crowning achievement for the legendary Woody Allen.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: Woody Allen has bottomed out. His latest attempt at interpreting yet another global mecca — this time San Francisco — through a prism of flailing romance, barely manages to elicit a couple of subdued chuckles.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Both a sharp-edged character study of a woman on the verge of a psychological breakdown and a cannily-constructed ensemble piece.
Updated: July 30, 2015 — 9:31 pm

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