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Blue Jasmine Reviews

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March 27, 2014
The film itself doesn't match Blanchett's stunning commitment -- which is a pity, because in various ways it is one of Allen's more unusual works in years.
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July 25, 2013
The plotting is wooden, the flashbacks lazy, the adoption device a bad joke, and as always, everyone stammers like Woody.
July 21, 2013
The law of averages catches up with Woody Allen
Full Review | Original Score: 5
July 22, 2013
For a film that starts as a 'fish out of water' comedy, it's not that funny, instead feeling more disjointed and all over the place in terms of tone and even dull at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 2, 2013
Allen is a famously hands-off director, and while this method succeeds on occasion, too many scenes in Blue Jasmine betray a directorial negligence.
August 11, 2013
Much as I love the performances here, the film just generally leaves a sour taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 22, 2013
[VIDEO ESSAY] Allen's busy attempt at putting more drama than comedy on his narrative scales is a depressing affair all around.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 26, 2013
If you don't buy this stuff you don't buy it, though millions do and perhaps millions will.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 25, 2013
Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine finds the almost-80-year-old filmmaker in fine form as a director of actors, but he undermines that skill with a terribly structured and under-thought screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 25, 2013
Allen observes Jasmine's allure and disease without penetrating her soul. That makes for a movie that is both intimate and disinterested, as if Jasmine were a flailing insect in a barren terrarium.
September 3, 2013
None of the characters seem to be human, but rather objects conditioned by a series of tactical tragedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 25, 2013
Blanchett's lavish, almost operatic turn as Jasmine sloshes against the sides of this insubstantial movie like liquid in a too-small container (maybe the room-temperature Stoli Jasmine is continually downing).
March 29, 2017
Part of what's so disappointing about Blue Jasmine is that I so admired Match Point and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
August 28, 2013
After all the great things I'd heard, I felt like I must've stumbled into the wrong theater as I watched the sloppy, misanthropic sitcom that is Blue Jasmine
August 3, 2013
Very Unhappy Movie
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 31, 2013
If only this performance was in a different movie, one more at sync with the panic that glints in Blanchett's eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 23, 2013
Only Andrew Dice Clay, in a small role as Ginger's Low-Class(TM) onetime husband, pierces the movie's highly polished bubble world; he comes off as a person whose veins run with blood rather than some liquefied director's conceit.
July 24, 2013
A freak show whose alternately compelling and repulsive heroine can't disguise the fact that it's a movie by a sour old guy who no longer likes anything or anyone and who also, more damningly, just isn't interested.
December 17, 2013
There is all this talent -- and so little reason for it in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.
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
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