Vicky Cristina Barcelona Reviews
November 26, 2014
Hysterical, Tragic, Affectionate and Witty- everything we would expect from a Woody Allen twist on a rom com, which features a stirring performance from Penelope Cruz.
February 27, 2015
Fun and breezy with a mega hot ScarJo and great scenery.
February 24, 2015
Artistic. Javier is a strong character, and Penelope is very fiery. Penelope brought the most character to this movie, while Javier supported and captivated quite well. The other 2 girls were complementary, but nothing more. An interesting love story.
February 23, 2015
once again Woody explores the themes of 'Magic vs. Logic' but this time it's within the feminine psyche.
There's an internal debate about love and whether it's better to have of comfortable relationships versus lusty indulgences. Vicky and Cristina represent both sides of the coin. Cristina is immediately interested in Juan Antonio, but Vicky is a harder sell. Once she spends enough time with him however, she becomes enraptured. While both women have interest in the same man, Allen surprisingly never turns them against each other. Here they are always thoughtful and supportive as they explore their sexuality.
While the debate and the characters are the same, this is a much subtler Woody Allen movie. There's more of an elegance to the portrayal of the artist, adultery, and immaturity. All of it feels less forced thanks to of all the beauty & charm Spain beholds. It has the same narrator that annoyed me in "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger" but here it works. All of the actors are wonderful, but the underrated standout is Rebecca Hall who shows such great resilience, and unbridled passion. The part of Juan Antonio was written exclusively for Bardem, so he's a natural fit. Cruz is brilliant as erratic, violent muse. She won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance, but the cast as a whole is superb within this stylishly modern romance.
January 28, 2015
My second favorite Woodu allen movie (Match Point being #1) this is a very well written and well acted romantic comedy starring Barcelona in all its glory
January 27, 2015
Oh this film was so much fun. Now one of my all time favourites. Cristina character was very reflective of our times and generation. Maria Elena was a riot - again one of my favourite characters in film.
|Jose Luis M.||
January 20, 2015
Ligera , una postal de Barcelona asi es Vicky Cristina , una obra menor de Allen , pero disfrutable a pesar de ciertos tòpicos.
July 22, 2014
Acting - 8.5
Writing - 8
Dialogue - 8
Plot & Characterization - 8
Cinematography & Editing - 9
Soundtrack/Score & Set Design - 8.5
How much I enjoyed it personally - 7.5
January 15, 2015
How about 4.5, just because I kind of disagree Vicky's falling for Jose Antonio? I know that what makes the story, but just that I wouldn't fall in love for g**d**n Javier Bardem when I am engaged to Chris Messina. :) However, why I can't give less stars, because everything else about this movie is perfect. The show maker is Penelope Cruz. Nobody else could have done it better.
January 10, 2015
The casting is amazing.
January 3, 2009
A Woody Allen movie and there is that special feeling like his other movies. Its a drama / romance movie with Javier Bardem ( No country for old men ) , Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz in the roles. This is not quite my fav genre but time to time i watch them. Its a well made movie with a decent story mostly about love and relationship. A bit slow but interesting to follow.
December 16, 2014
love more recent Woody Allen pics
November 8, 2014
An entertaining movie in a gorgeous setting with gorgeous actors. It really makes you question what love is or what love can be.
February 24, 2013
People are complaining about this movie and I think it has something to do with their expectations. I've read reviews saying something about Woody and romance. If you're searching for that don't search here. This movie isn't romantic and Rom-com is hardly fitting for it. It's an intense drama done in a really lighthearted way (it is also a comedy although it's subtle and the laughs are few but well placed) and it works without denying the depth of the drama and that's why this movie is charming: A great script with some great lines, an outstanding cast with 4 very strong performances in the center (yes 4!) and some good capturing of Spain through the photography. It makes you think but while it's very serious in the core it's quite uplifting. The movie could have been negative so easily but it delivers through the right atmosphere.
October 9, 2010
Amazing performances from Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. This is one of the better Woody Allen movies I have seen but not his absolute best. Johansson, Hall, Clarkson, and, Messina all were good as well. I didn't think the voice over narration was very necessary but I did love the music as every Allen film has.
October 19, 2014
I love the Wood Man's films and this one was enjoyably leading up to his pinnacle in this style: Midnight in Paris...but the ending sucked! It's as if the studio ran out of money and Woody had to abruptly end a story in mid-narrative. I wanted more...
October 10, 2014
This extremely talky Woody Allen film just became increasingly annoying as it went on. Still, the scenes between Bardem and Cruz are scorching.
October 4, 2014
Only Woody Allen film I can stomach. ScarJo helps.
September 20, 2014
"Vicky Cristina Barcelona" is one of Woody Allen's best: sexy, witty, funny, romantic, at times poetic even. A terrific script is also bolstered by an A-grade cast. Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz are particularly outstanding.
September 14, 2014
Meth. A couple interesting ideas, but the characters feel unrealistic. There's not enough substance, mostly dialogue and mundane happenings.