Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)



Critic Consensus: A beguiling tragicomedy, Vicky Cristina Barcelona charms with beautiful views of the Spanish city and a marvelously well-matched cast.

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Movie Info

Vicky and Cristina, these two young Americans spend a summer in Spain and meet a flamboyant artist and his beautiful but insane ex-wife. Vicky is straight-laced and about to be married. Cristina is a sexually adventurous free spirit. When they all become amorously entangled, both comedic and harrowing results ensue.more
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic material involving sexuality, and smoking)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Woody Allen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 27, 2009
Box Office: $23.2M
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Javier Bardem
as Josť Antonio
Penelope Cruz
as Maria Elena
Kevin Dunn
as Mark Nash
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Critic Reviews for Vicky Cristina Barcelona

All Critics (198) | Top Critics (45)

I couldn't imagine better company than Vicky, Cristina and Woody on a relaxing summer day.

Full Review… | October 21, 2014

Allen seems uninterested in pushing his material beyond impersonally generic, or even in thinking things through.

Full Review… | February 6, 2014
Film Comment Magazine

It's a shift in tone for Allen; it's still a movie about sex and those who seek it, but it's hung on a sun-blushed, wine-sploshed Spanish love triangle that's more appealing and more amorous than anything the director has produced in decades.

Full Review… | September 29, 2012

Although Penelope Cruz's performance is amusing, the film feels a bit forced, looking for meaning in Spain where there may not be any.

Full Review… | August 15, 2011
Cinema Sight

Vicky Cristina Barcelona is Allen's an ode to unrestrictive love, and a commentary on sex and how it speaks to different people. Yet its charm and beauty is undercut by a stinging cynicism.

Full Review… | July 7, 2010
Matt's Movie Reviews

Not unlike Neil Simon scrambling to be Henry Miller.

Full Review… | August 26, 2009

Audience Reviews for Vicky Cristina Barcelona

It's always fun to figure out which character is the Woody Allen. The cast is all great. Now I just need to find a great couple with a house in Spain who'd like to host me for the summer...

Julie B

Super Reviewer


A pleasant surprise, I expected this to be quite the chick flick, instead was a great travel film, with culture, romance, ups and downs and experimental feelings, totally enjoyed it.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

My favorite of the late period Allen films.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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