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Barcelona Reviews

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June 3, 2016
Stillman's films tend to be about that magical moment when you realize people might actually start calling you on your s***.
May 7, 2016
Combines romance, comedy, philosophy and politics into one tantalizing package.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 16, 2012
Oozes affection for its subjects, and that carries it through even the weaker character moments and the more jarring shifts of narrative and tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 2, 2012
An exquisitely composed yet fiercely combative satire (set in the eighties) of European mores as seen through the eyes of two young exemplars of the American establishment.
March 23, 2010
This is fairly amusing stuff-brittle, fresh, and impudent - if you can stomach all the upscale arrogance.
September 11, 2007
The unsympathetic characters and their slight adventure story was never compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 14, 2005
Darker and more acidic than Stillman's previous outing, this comedy, about two Americans at the end of the Cold War, could be described as Metropolitan meets Where the Boys Are meets The Year of Living Dangerously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 6, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2002
I recommend Barcelona on the proviso that you see [Stillman's] other two films first.
Full Review | Original Score: 67/100
April 12, 2002
Slyly hilarious, esthetically sound and spiritually restorative.
April 10, 2002
A very funny cross-cultural film about some idiosyncratic people who talk about what's on their minds.
January 9, 2002
Stillman's dramatic instinct falters badly.
May 12, 2001
A remarkable find: The film doesn't stop at getting your attention, it rewards it.
January 1, 2000
This film is the distillation of an intriguing blend of romantic comedy, satire, drama, and philosophy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
It appears at first to be about the casual lives of young men trying to launch their careers, but eventually ... it reveals darker depths and meanings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Stillman pulls confident, polished performances from all his actors.
January 1, 2000
Narratively, Barcelona gives itself nowhere to go.
January 1, 2000
What is right with this movie is the directing and the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
This isn't for everyone, to be sure, but those who enjoy literate, witty movies over shoot-'em-up, blow-'em-up fare should find much to savor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Ted and Fred may finally leave you not caring about Stillman's protagonists -- not so much ugly Americans as mildly unpleasant Americans.
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