Vicky Cristina Barcelona Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2014
I couldn't imagine better company than Vicky, Cristina and Woody on a relaxing summer day.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine
February 6, 2014
Allen seems uninterested in pushing his material beyond impersonally generic, or even in thinking things through.
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 29, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 7, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 26, 2009
Not unlike Neil Simon scrambling to be Henry Miller.
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
July 22, 2009
Woody, what happened? You stink on toast. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Many are hailing Woody Allen's new film, claiming it to be a "return to form." I agree: he's returned to the earliest form of his career, the monologue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
March 25, 2009
Allen has definitely made something special with this charming, light and warm romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 12, 2009
Interesting characters interact in a complex tangle of interesting relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Charles Gant
Heat Magazine
February 12, 2009
This time, the words really should be believed: a massive return to form for Woody Allen. No lie. At this rate, we might even forgive him for Cassandra's Dream.
| Original Score: 4/5
Cosmo Landesman
Times [UK]
February 12, 2009
For all its meditations on romantic disappointments, this is a slight, sunny film. Anyone in need of some superior escapism should see it straightaway.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
February 12, 2009
Woody Allen's new film, announced as a romantic comedy, is far superior to the disastrous Match Point and Cassandra's Dream but much inferior to his best work.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 10, 2009
I want to know how clumsily delivering punch lines in halting English while playing a shrieking harpy is in any way Oscar-worthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nicholas Barber
Independent
February 10, 2009
By the time Cruz appears, Vicky Cristina Barcelona has delivered on those initial good omens: it's Allen's best film in at least a decade.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
February 10, 2009
Allen's last couple of movies have been far from vintage offerings but Vicky Cristina Barcelona is pure pleasure and finds him back on form. It is smart, sunny, frisky and extremely funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
February 9, 2009
Leave it to Woody Allen to muck up a threesome involving Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 6, 2009
Vicky Cristina Barcelona, which Allen wrote and directed but did not act in, is Woody at the top of his game.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 6, 2009
Slight, disposable but entertaining. Vicky Cristina Barcelona is an awful lot better than anything in his thankfully short "British" period.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
February 6, 2009
Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Woody Allen's latest comeback, is nothing like the return to form his apologists claim, but it's not terrible, which is a mercy after his grim trio of British projects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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