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Blue Jasmine (2013)

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91

Average Rating: 8/10
Reviews Counted: 196
Fresh: 178 | Rotten: 18

Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine finds the director in peak late-period form -- and benefiting from a superb cast led by Cate Blanchett.

88

Average Rating: 8.4/10
Critic Reviews: 49
Fresh: 43 | Rotten: 6

Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine finds the director in peak late-period form -- and benefiting from a superb cast led by Cate Blanchett.

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A New York housewife struggles through a life crisis.

PG-13,

Comedy

Woody Allen

Jan 21, 2014

$33.4M

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All Critics (196) | Top Critics (49) | Fresh (178) | Rotten (18) | DVD (2)

Lives constructed on pretense can only stand for so long. Watching them collapse is appalling but undeniably entertaining.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A sharply observed, post-economic crash comedy-drama that boasts a formidable performance by Cate Blanchett and addresses such pertinent real-world concerns as class, gender and corporate criminality in urban America.

November 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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You have to dig deep in Allen's back catalogue to find a single performance as affecting and well-judged as the one Cate Blanchett delivers.

September 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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It's narratively uneven but the occasional lapses of focus are rescued by Cate Blanchett's riveting lead performance.

August 9, 2013 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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This also benefits from one of the strongest casts he's assembled in years: Cate Blanchett is exceptional in the lead, and there are strong supporting turns from Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, and (in a surprise dramatic turn) Andrew Dice Clay.

August 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Jasmine resembles one of those '50s wives -- widowed or dumped -- who find themselves with nary a skill to survive, or at least not in the manner they'd grown accustomed.

August 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Denver Post
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Blanchett is impressive as a woman constantly teetering on the edge of collapse; there's a perpetual sense something tragic simmers beneath her constructed facade.

August 18, 2014 Full Review Source: Under the Radar
Under the Radar

Jasmine is a cautionary virago for anyone who's ever witnessed a friend unknowingly muttering just within earshot, just within the frame of reality. Jasmine's headlong fall is fearsome, lugubrious, and ultimately, exasperating.

April 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Newcity
Newcity

The film itself doesn't match Blanchett's stunning commitment -- which is a pity, because in various ways it is one of Allen's more unusual works in years.

March 27, 2014 Full Review Source: Thompson on Hollywood
Thompson on Hollywood

Darkly funny, often in a laugh out loud, self-deprecating way, but it also doubles as a cautionary tale.

January 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Impulse Gamer
Impulse Gamer

Blue Jasmine captures a manic and delusional woman attempting to rebuild herself after a prodigal life she received, but never deserved.

January 2, 2014 Full Review Source: Fan The Fire
Fan The Fire

Blanchett's performance is fascinating. She's an Ingmar Bergman figure yanked straight out of Tennessee Williams.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Willamette Week
Willamette Week

Jasmine is a good movie, one of Allen's best in years, but the draw here is Blanchett, whose performance takes an off-putting character and makes her surprisingly, um ... not quite on-putting, but riveting.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: NUVO Newsweekly
NUVO Newsweekly

Allen creates a clever and intriguing intersection of lives, relationships and anxieties, all balancing on the ready-to-pop balloon of Jasmine's psychoses.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Blanchett embraces the Blanche DuBois-like nature of the character yet manages to reach Vivien Leigh-like levels of histrionics in much more subtle and naturalistic ways.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Scotsman

In its basic situation can be heard the distant clang of A Streetcar Named Desire, though it's neither pastiche nor reprise, just a quietly respectful tribute.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Independent
Independent

[Woody Allen's] spin through Tennessee Williams territory, where he has never gone before, seems fresh in the hands of an expert cast.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer
Charlotte Observer

The whole is less than the sum of its parts, though some parts (especially Blanchett's performance) are well worth watching.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

There is all this talent -- and so little reason for it in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.

December 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Toronto Sun
Toronto Sun

Eficaz ao não fazer concessões no retrato de uma criatura cuja beleza e elegância externas ocultam uma mulher irremediavelmente estragada por dentro.

November 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

Blanchett, wielding a stiff cocktail in one hand and a bottle of anti-anxiety pills in the other, gives her character a skillful shove from neurotic towards psychotic.

November 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine
Film Comment Magazine

I can't credit Allen overmuch for acknowledging, at this late date, a culture of criminality too blatant to ignore; but I admire, and am moved by, his decision to look at his new subject obliquely, through the experience of an enabler of the crimes.

November 4, 2013 Full Review Source: The Nation
The Nation

The movie is a near-perfect capture of a woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown without going off the deep end into a farce.

November 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

Insightful, squirmingly funny and boasting an absolutely unmissable performance from first time Allen collaborator Cate Blanchett.

October 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Moviedex
Moviedex

Audience Reviews for Blue Jasmine

Surprisingly good drama from Woody Allen about post-traumatic life that make an ex-housewife struggle to pick up the pieces about the life that she had before.. A remarkably strong performance from Cate Blanchett, as she already an Oscar winner before, no doubt that she portraying the leading role in this movie really well.. Truly deserve all the credit and the awards awarded to her.. While Sally Hawkins' performance in this movie is some scene-stealer and for me she did it..
August 20, 2014
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Couldn't ignore a Woody Allen flick that's applauded this much. Apparently, to each, their own. The characters felt relatively realistic, thanks to the performances, but that wasn't enough. The story could have used some humor than so much sarcasm. After a point, it gets repetitive and begins to irritate. Too low on story and entertainment to be rated more than 0.5/5.
May 19, 2014
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April 26, 2014
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Woody Allen's movies have never appealed to me, as they have always come across as a tiny bit artsy and often unsatisfactory.
For me it is Blanchett that makes this depressingly sad movie enjoyable. Blanchett is phenomenal and although her ditsy character should make you want to hate her, you can't help but feel sorry for her and feel she is slightly misunderstood!
The mental instability of the character is brilliantly portrayed by the exceptionally talented Blanchett however that's where the good points stop! Blanchett is amazing and although it is an interesting drama you can't help but feel so unsatisfied and angry about the ending. Yes it pretty much ends the way it started and yes its good that the movie didn't end with a typical happy hollywood spin but it would have been nice for some happiness in this dark and depressingly beautiful drama. There really is no light at the end of this dark tunnel !
March 22, 2014
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