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Blue Jasmine Reviews

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January 2, 2018
In an eponymous lead role owing more than a little to A Streetcar Named Desire's Blanche DuBois, whom she played on stage not so long ago, Blanchett gives an extraordinary performance.
December 3, 2017
Woody Allen, whether you love him or hate him, has always had a way with women. He somehow gets the very best out of his leading ladies. As Jasmine (nee Jeanette), Cate Blanchett is a glorious trainwreck, and it's hard to look away.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 6, 2017
... what a fine way to revere one of Williams' most adapted dramas with a modern take that thrusts its slowly malfunctioning central character into a new situation that only hastens her demise.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 6, 2017
Happiness is shown to be elusive in this astute study of aspiration and delusion that leaves you hanging on a melancholy note. If this should prove to be [Woody] Allen's last film, he will have gone out on a high.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 11, 2017
Blue Jasmine is Allen's first movie in ages that at least tries to escape the dungeon of the self.
March 17, 2017
While Blue Jasmine is first and foremost a character study and a showcase for Blanchett's impeccable acting skills, it's also a meditation on the idea of what we deserve versus what we think we deserve, and the intersection of standards and entitlement.
April 9, 2016
"Blue Jasmine" is that rare film that's both a true ensemble piece and a showcase for its lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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
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
May 12, 2015
Andrew Dice Clay holding his own against Cate Blanchett? Now I've seen it all.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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