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
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
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Cole Haddon
Film.com
May 6, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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.
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
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
Jonathan Crocker
Little White Lies
February 6, 2009
No doubt about it, Allen's latest throwaway rom-com is utterly silly, forgettable and predictable. It's also his most purely entertaining film in years.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
February 6, 2009
A sun-speckled slice of froth that's very watchable, although it reveals little new about the mysteries of the human heart. It may be Allen's best film in years - just don't expect Annie Hall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Sun Online
February 6, 2009
Cruz's best role yet. Scarlett and Penelope end up snogging in a photographic dark room. Which just about tips VCB up to four hats.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
February 5, 2009
Within Allen's recent output, Vicky Cristina is the highlight. See it for beautiful locales, an ambivalent look at human relationships and a clutch of great performances, especially from Cruz.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
September 12, 2008
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