The Purple Rose of Cairo - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Purple Rose of Cairo Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 20, 2015
When discussing Woody Allen masterpieces, titles like Annie Hall and Hannah and Her Sisters are frequently cited (and rightly so), but where's the love for The Purple Rose of Cairo, a movie that even Woody himself considers among his top two or three?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 22, 2011
In NJ, anything can happen!
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Whimsical Woody Allen love note to '30s films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
August 4, 2009
Woody Allen's bittersweet comedy about the magical allure of movies in the Depression era was nominated for Original Screenplay Oscar, but it's premise is smiliar to that of Buster Keaton's 1924 silent.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 24, 2007
Weird but wistful.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 26, 2005
sublimely engaging
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 18, 2004
Classic Woody. A great cast and a great story.
| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004
Inventive, even romantic Woody Allen.
| Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
October 8, 2004
The most overlooked of Allen's great films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 18, 2004
A thoroughly enchanting work of art by one of our finest moviemakers
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fred Topel
September 26, 2003
Awesome Woody Allen
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 24, 2003
Clever Woody Allen comedy-fantasy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's a sweet, lyrically funny, multi- layered work that again demonstrates that Woody Allen is our premier film maker who, standing something over 5 feet tall in his sneakers, towers above all others.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
May 11, 2003
One of Allen's oddest and most charming experiments.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 16, 2003
Its satirical destruction of the fourth wall disguises a bittersweet lesson on Hollywood dreams and the unpleasant realities they hide.
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
October 21, 2001
Lighthearted and full of whimsy
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
January 1, 2000
A lot of meanings float around in this outwardly simple fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
December 1, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
July 28, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
January 12, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
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