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Reviews: Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

magic_in_the_moonlightReviews for this film from our members:

  • Danny Baldwin @ Critic Speak
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: A delightful romantic comedy with enchanting performances by Emma Stone and Colin Firth.
  • Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Tratando sus temas habituales con una despreocupación que puede ser fruto del descuido más que del cansancio, Woody Allen nos ofrece una historia sencilla donde la magia no funciona bien.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It’s surprising just how lightweight the film is considering that it is consumed by one of Allen’s most personal fears – just what happens after we die
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: Woody Allen has written extensively on [philosophy, religion and magic] over the course of his career, and it’s not hard to discern that he has little use for religion outside of a comedic context. At its best, however, Magic in the Moonlight feels like the work of a man approaching the end of his life and wondering about the possibility that he might be wrong.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Con defectos, pero encantadora.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The joke quickly runs dry…
  • João Marcos Flores @ Cineviews [Portuguese]
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
  • Kenji Fujishima @ In Review Online
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Whimsical, entrancing and ephemeral, it should airily appeal to those who loved ‘Midnight in Paris’ (2011).
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Magic in the Moonlight isn’t the worst Woody Allen film, but it’s 238,855 miles away from being the best.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: I suppose we should merely give thanks for another Woody Allen film; hopefully, it is enough to tide us over into another masterpiece.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Not all of Allen’s output needs to be great, but “Magic in the Moonlight’s” disarming, visually inviting sunniness isn’t enough, the story conflict so minor and the whole of the movie so light it could blow away like a dandelion. Slight, frothy charm can’t always carry the day.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: It is decent, but it is wholly disposable in a way that other supposedly disposable Allen films were not.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Colin Firth plays the world’s worst psychic debunker in Magic in the Moonlight, a lightweight piece of Woody Allen fluff with precious little magic or moonlight.
  • Nuno Reis @ Antestreia [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Como filme isolado ou introdução a Allen não é de todo recomendável, a não ser que sejam admiradores dos protagonistas. Mas quem está acostumado a ver Allen no seu melhor e pior e o conhece desde os primeiros anos, terá muito com que se entreter a desconstruir “Magic in the Moonlight” nessas várias peças do que já fez antes e ver que, mesmo quando se repete, tem sempre algo de novo para mostrar.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: Like a charming and steadfast fellow who comes to every function and politely asks you to dance, Woody Allen continues to churn out reliably entertaining fluff that it would be easy to take for granted. His new one, Magic in the Moonlight, has a subtext that takes on such cynical indifference, however; the notion that to dislike this darling confection would be to resign oneself to a self-imposed gloominess is built right in.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: There will always be people who will avoid his movies because of their feelings about him, just as there are people who won’t go to a Wagner opera; but if we narrow our horizons to artists who are paragons of virtue, we’re going to miss out on a lot of good stuff. Magic in the Moonlight is good stuff. It would be a shame to miss it.
  • [New – 2/26/15] | Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: There isn’t much magic left in Woody’s moon, but the sun in the south of France has the final say.
Updated: July 30, 2015 — 9:31 pm

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