Blue Jasmine Reviews

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August 22, 2019
Blanchett, channeling Lauren Bacall, is so genuinely affecting that she may as well have been some tragically elegant Tennessee Williams' victim transported into the midst of Allen.
June 8, 2019
It's the kind of performance Oscars are made of, but beyond any thought of awards or accolades, Blanchett delivers a once-in-a-lifetime kind of achievement.
June 4, 2019
An efficacious character study of somebody truly fallen.
April 12, 2019
Though Allen opted to not endow Blue Jasmine with his travelogue visual flare that I've grown fond of, Blanchett provides so much to chew on and gawk at that she single-handedly makes the film a certifiably significant work.
April 9, 2019
This may be Blanchett's best performance of her career in a film that is one of Allen's better works in recent memory.
March 20, 2019
The fact that a film with this depth of tragedy works, despite being billed as a comedy, is a tribute to the brilliant performances of the cast and one of the most polished pieces of direction by Allen in recent times.
March 5, 2019
Blanchett is a true force of nature; sozzled, depressed and on the verge of madness, it's the best work of her career.
November 1, 2018
Blue Jasmine is Woody Allen at the top of his game.
October 26, 2018
It's been said Allen casts people who share traits with the personalities he'd like them to play. If that is the secret to a great film, then this movie is a sample of that genius.
September 5, 2018
It's brilliantly watchable, if not mesmerising; and brilliantly performed, particularly by Cate Blanchett, who will knock your socks off, and may knock them off so explosively there is every chance you will never retrieve them again.
August 25, 2018
Blue Jasmine weaponises Blanchett's elegant image against us, showing a character who is trying with all her might to maintain this glamour that is falling down around her. Seriously, she's amazing in this one.
August 22, 2018
Hawkins is utterly believable and natural as Ginger... While Blanchett's solo scenes of more overt insanity are flashier, I think the scenes between the sisters are more interesting.
March 12, 2018
As the film flashes back and forth between Jasmine's gilded past and her self-pitying present, Blanchett creates an indelible portrait of a woman who oozes self-delusion, snobbery and a massive sense of entitlement.
March 6, 2018
The result is a brilliantly funny, immaculately structured film about hysteria and greed. It couldn't go wrong.
January 3, 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.
September 7, 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.
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.
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.
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