Café Society Reviews

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November 3, 2019
[Woody] Allen pushes himself beyond his patented funny and delivers a film with emotionally resonant characters (but still dealing with myriad neuroses) and a story as rich as the film's visuals.
September 19, 2019
Woody Allen has a way of capturing the tone and essence of whatever setting and time period he is highlighting and transports the viewer seamlessly into that world.
April 12, 2019
The costumes and production design are impeccable and it is a pleasant enjoyable story of old town Hollywood.
March 26, 2019
Effortlessly well-made cinematic comfort food at its warmest.
February 22, 2019
The period detail of locations and costumes is faultless.
December 21, 2018
A fine movie for a late summers evening.
December 10, 2018
CAFÉ SOCIETY is so many things combined into one stellar picture that makes you love being in love with the movies again.
August 23, 2018
Nostalgic in setting yet candid in tone. The events are predictable, but that is partially the point.
August 22, 2018
[The film's] power builds over time through the subtle gut punches thrown at each character's prideful egos. Vittorio Storaro's sun-kissed cinematography makes that transition entirely seamless.
August 22, 2018
"Café Society" is plagued by dull characters, ridiculous dialogue, and an essence that is half dreamy, half cynical.
August 22, 2018
It's a stumbling block for Allen in this, his 47th theatrical outing behind the camera, but I'm happy to report it's not a deal breaker. Far from it.
October 18, 2017
Gorgeous to look at and lightweight fun while it lasts.
September 15, 2017
Like the champagne that flows freely throughout the film, it's easy drinking, but sadly there's a lack of fizz to this one.
September 12, 2017
Woody Allen staves off the looming naysayers with a film that will likely appeal to a literate niche, all but forgotten in this day that is sadly a long way removed from the Jazz Age.
September 11, 2017
If Blue Jasmine was Woody Allen's homage to A Streetcar Named Desire, then his latest, Caf Society, evokes Casablanca, both in tone and romanticism.
August 24, 2017
It's definitely not the best pancake [Woody] Allen's ever whipped up, but it isn't the worst, either.
May 10, 2017
It's not a terrible film, and it will find its audience who will no doubt love it, but to me it's just another Woody Allen flick in a sea of Woody Allen flicks.
May 3, 2017
You don't have to be an Allen aficionado to enjoy Cafe Society -- in relatively short doses, that is.
February 14, 2017
An authentic reinvention of melancholy as a unique vital coloration. [Full review in Spanish]
February 8, 2017
This has the makings of a heavy, maybe even tragic story, but it turns out to be as light a a Twinkie. This is a story in which all's well enough that ends sort of O.K.
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