Blue Jasmine Reviews

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Top Critic
Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail
November 4, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Monica Castillo
Paste Magazine
November 4, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.8/10
Tom Clift
Moviedex
October 1, 2013
Insightful, squirmingly funny and boasting an absolutely unmissable performance from first time Allen collaborator Cate Blanchett.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]
September 29, 2013
While the film may hold some viewers at arm's length, the performances are worthy of stand-up-and-cheer ovations all round.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 29, 2013
Woody Allen's latter films just seem to get better and better...another A-grade movie to join Match Point, Midnight in Paris and Vicky Cristina Barcelona...a superb Cate Blanchett does some of her best film work to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
September 29, 2013
The result's highly effective on a human level. If only the film had been set in the real world.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 28, 2013
Smart, sophisticated and bound to win an Oscar nod or two, 'Blue Jasmine' is an outstanding Woody Allen movie about the fall from grace of a Hamptons socialite who begins to unravel after her husband loses a fortune.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
September 27, 2013
[Woody Allen has] captured an Oscar-contending, tour de force performance from the great Cate Blanchett.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
September 27, 2013
It's difficult to imagine anyone wresting the Academy Award from Blanchett's compellingly pathetic performance.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Michael Bonner
Uncut Magazine [UK]
September 27, 2013
Blanchett is being tipped for Oscar glory, and this is surely a very good, very committed performance (if a little self-consciously so).
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times
September 27, 2013
With laughs derived from depression, death and denial, this is Allen at this tartest, tightest and most observant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Sexton
This is London
September 27, 2013
A propulsive drama set in New York and San Francisco about a woman's self-destruction as a result of her inability to look truthfully at her own life. It's a serious warning, brutal even.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
September 27, 2013
A deliciously dark and richly entertaining comedy drama, it's as enjoyable as anything this year.
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
September 27, 2013
Though not quite the masterpiece some have claimed, the picture (often funny, but not a comedy) certainly delivers on emotion, sharp dialogue and toxic energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
September 26, 2013
A riveting film, a humane but brutally frank character study, perfectly achieved despite its narrow objectives.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
September 26, 2013
Allen has frequently mined the fripperies of the monied elite for light comic effect but here he delves deep creating a masterfully compelling drama that nevertheless is frequently extremely funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
September 26, 2013
A searing drama delivered with a compassionate, humane touch, Blue Jasmine is exhilarating, funny and heartbreaking, instantly taking its place alongside the best of Allen's work.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
September 26, 2013
A career-best Cate Blanchett dazzles in Woody Allen's heartbreaking missive.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 26, 2013
Blue Jasmine is the film die-hard Woody Allen fans have been waiting for, thanks to a superb, pointed script and terrific performances from a wonderful ensemble cast, including a sure-to-be-Oscar-nominated central turn from Cate Blanchett.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
September 26, 2013
If you don't buy this stuff you don't buy it, though millions do and perhaps millions will.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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