Blue Jasmine Reviews

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Gabrielle Bondi
The Young Folks
July 20, 2015
Blue Jasmine could've been more comedic, but Blanchett's heavy performance really gave this story a new life on its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Elias Savada
Film Threat
July 11, 2015
There's a reason why Woody Allen's screenplays have been nominated for 15 Academy Awards (R). Comic genius, dramatic wit, sharp observation, great characters. With Blue Jasmine, he has taken effete snobbery to glorious heights.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 12, 2015
Andrew Dice Clay holding his own against Cate Blanchett? Now I've seen it all.
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 18, 2014
Blanchett is impressive as a woman constantly teetering on the edge of collapse; there's a perpetual sense something tragic simmers beneath her constructed facade.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Ray Pride
Newcity
April 8, 2014
Jasmine is a cautionary virago for anyone who's ever witnessed a friend unknowingly muttering just within earshot, just within the frame of reality. Jasmine's headlong fall is fearsome, lugubrious, and ultimately, exasperating.
Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer
January 8, 2014
Darkly funny, often in a laugh out loud, self-deprecating way, but it also doubles as a cautionary tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sam Fragoso
Fan The Fire
January 2, 2014
Blue Jasmine captures a manic and delusional woman attempting to rebuild herself after a prodigal life she received, but never deserved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Korfhage
Willamette Week
December 17, 2013
Blanchett's performance is fascinating. She's an Ingmar Bergman figure yanked straight out of Tennessee Williams.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
December 17, 2013
Jasmine is a good movie, one of Allen's best in years, but the draw here is Blanchett, whose performance takes an off-putting character and makes her surprisingly, um ... not quite on-putting, but riveting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
December 17, 2013
Allen creates a clever and intriguing intersection of lives, relationships and anxieties, all balancing on the ready-to-pop balloon of Jasmine's psychoses.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 17, 2013
Blanchett embraces the Blanche DuBois-like nature of the character yet manages to reach Vivien Leigh-like levels of histrionics in much more subtle and naturalistic ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent
December 17, 2013
In its basic situation can be heard the distant clang of A Streetcar Named Desire, though it's neither pastiche nor reprise, just a quietly respectful tribute.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
December 17, 2013
[Woody Allen's] spin through Tennessee Williams territory, where he has never gone before, seems fresh in the hands of an expert cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 17, 2013
Lives constructed on pretense can only stand for so long. Watching them collapse is appalling but undeniably entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 17, 2013
The whole is less than the sum of its parts, though some parts (especially Blanchett's performance) are well worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
November 14, 2013
Eficaz ao não fazer concessões no retrato de uma criatura cuja beleza e elegância externas ocultam uma mulher irremediavelmente estragada por dentro.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emma Myers
Film Comment Magazine
November 4, 2013
Blanchett, wielding a stiff cocktail in one hand and a bottle of anti-anxiety pills in the other, gives her character a skillful shove from neurotic towards psychotic.
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 4, 2013
I can't credit Allen overmuch for acknowledging, at this late date, a culture of criminality too blatant to ignore; but I admire, and am moved by, his decision to look at his new subject obliquely, through the experience of an enabler of the crimes.
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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail
November 4, 2013
A sharply observed, post-economic crash comedy-drama that boasts a formidable performance by Cate Blanchett and addresses such pertinent real-world concerns as class, gender and corporate criminality in urban America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Monica Castillo
Paste Magazine
November 4, 2013
The movie is a near-perfect capture of a woman on the edge of a nervous breakdown without going off the deep end into a farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.8/10
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