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Barcelona Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 7, 2016
Combines romance, comedy, philosophy and politics into one tantalizing package.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 16, 2012
Oozes affection for its subjects, and that carries it through even the weaker character moments and the more jarring shifts of narrative and tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
April 2, 2012
An exquisitely composed yet fiercely combative satire (set in the eighties) of European mores as seen through the eyes of two young exemplars of the American establishment.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 23, 2010
This is fairly amusing stuff-brittle, fresh, and impudent - if you can stomach all the upscale arrogance.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 11, 2007
The unsympathetic characters and their slight adventure story was never compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Emanuel Levy
July 14, 2005
Darker and more acidic than Stillman's previous outing, this comedy, about two Americans at the end of the Cold War, could be described as Metropolitan meets Where the Boys Are meets The Year of Living Dangerously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
May 6, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Slyly hilarious, esthetically sound and spiritually restorative.
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
April 12, 2002
I recommend Barcelona on the proviso that you see [Stillman's] other two films first.
Full Review | Original Score: 67/100
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 10, 2002
A very funny cross-cultural film about some idiosyncratic people who talk about what's on their minds.
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
Stillman's dramatic instinct falters badly.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
A remarkable find: The film doesn't stop at getting your attention, it rewards it.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Narratively, Barcelona gives itself nowhere to go.
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Michael Snyder
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Ted and Fred may finally leave you not caring about Stillman's protagonists -- not so much ugly Americans as mildly unpleasant Americans.
Ted Prigge
January 1, 2000
The script and acting is excellent, supplying the little-known actors with some truly interesting and some very classic dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
Just clever enough to get by on its charm, but Stillman really needs to stop wallowing in his own cleverness and start telling stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
This isn't for everyone, to be sure, but those who enjoy literate, witty movies over shoot-'em-up, blow-'em-up fare should find much to savor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
What is right with this movie is the directing and the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Stillman pulls confident, polished performances from all his actors.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It appears at first to be about the casual lives of young men trying to launch their careers, but eventually ... it reveals darker depths and meanings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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