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My Blueberry Nights Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 2, 2008
It's not the pie that is meant to make this watchable, it is Wai's greatest gift, observing people, little slices of life in New York, Memphis or Nevada. Unfortunately in this case, those slices don't add up to a meal, or even dessert.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
May 16, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 16, 2008
... dreamy, woozy, elliptical and gorgeously infused with orange-red light and smeary Matisse blues. It's visually beautiful and its open-ended narrative is loose and suggestive
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
May 1, 2008
But it's not the English that seems to trip up the writer-director; it's the language. Wong's script, co-written with Lawrence Block, tosses out the filmmaker's genius for non-verbal characterization and replaces it with talk, talk, talk.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 18, 2008
Only in flashes does Wong Kar-Wai let you forget about the relentless, meticulous beauty long enough to lose yourself inside it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
April 1, 2008
The film is 90 minutes that feel like a lifetime as nothing really happens ... disappointing at best and extremely aggravating at worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 14, 2008
I think there's a lot of miscasting going on here.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
July 8, 2008
My Blueberry Nights proves Norah Jones isn't ready for a movie career quite yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Cinematical
April 4, 2008
Like My Blueberry Nights, [Jones' Elizabeth] is a looker with depressingly little going on beneath her striking facade.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 22, 2008
My Blueberry Nights at any length doesn't begin to answer the question why Jones, who seems nice in a bland, girl next door way, would ever be tapped to star in a movie.
Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)
September 12, 2008
Saccharine, cliched, groaningly predictable and -- in short -- utterly abysmal.
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
July 30, 2008
What the film ends up feeling like is someone else's clumsy attempt to imitate Kar-Wai's style while missing out on his obsessive perfection and emotional depth.
Leigh Paatsch
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
September 12, 2008
A calorie-free snack masquerading as a substantial meal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
September 12, 2008
[Norah Jones] is a blank presence -- she can't give the film the heart or soul it needs.
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 8, 2008
The story had promise but it ends up being half baked by a director who wants to show off that he went to film school.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
June 4, 2008
My Blueberry Nights plays much like a dream; different vignettes fade into each other ... [but] nothing ever quite adds up.
| Original Score: B-
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
May 16, 2007
... while the actors' dialogue delivery is perfectly natural, the aphoristic philosophical nuggets Wong favors sound banal and clunky in this context, leaving the film thematically in the shallow end of the pool.
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
April 2, 2008
The movie is all over the map in more than just its cross-country itinerary, and these stars are all far too good looking to imagine them as unrequited lovers and perpetual losers. But that blueberry pie sure looks awfully good.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 1, 2008
Critical darling auteur Wong Kar Wai may have a knack for luscious cinematic compositions, but his limited narrative sensibilities hobble this scattershot romantic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 22, 2008
Stunning photography and Wong's formidable directing abilities cannot salvage this emotionally empty exercise in style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008

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July 14, 2011
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