Blue Jasmine Reviews

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Beth Hanna
Thompson on Hollywood
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.
Top Critic
July 25, 2013
The plotting is wooden, the flashbacks lazy, the adoption device a bad joke, and as always, everyone stammers like Woody.
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
July 21, 2013
The law of averages catches up with Woody Allen
Full Review | Original Score: 5
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
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
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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
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.
Stephen Silver
EntertainmentTell
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
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
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-
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
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
Perry Seibert
TV Guide's Movie Guide
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
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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.
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
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
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Dana Stevens
Slate
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).
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
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
Diana Saenger
ReviewExpress.com
August 3, 2013
Very Unhappy Movie
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
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
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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice
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.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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.
Bruce Kirkland
Toronto Sun
December 17, 2013
There is all this talent -- and so little reason for it in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.
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
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
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