Blue Jasmine Reviews

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December 17, 2013
There is all this talent -- and so little reason for it in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.
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.
September 27, 2013
A propulsive drama set in New York and San Francisco about a woman's self-destruction as a result of her inability to look truthfully at her own life. It's a serious warning, brutal even.
September 26, 2013
A career-best Cate Blanchett dazzles in Woody Allen's heartbreaking missive.
September 22, 2013
The exquisite Blanchett amazes, bringing brittleness and vulnerability to a woman on the edge.
September 19, 2013
It is pure movie-going pleasure.
September 17, 2013
You have to dig deep in Allen's back catalogue to find a single performance as affecting and well-judged as the one Cate Blanchett delivers.
August 9, 2013
It's narratively uneven but the occasional lapses of focus are rescued by Cate Blanchett's riveting lead performance.
August 9, 2013
This also benefits from one of the strongest casts he's assembled in years: Cate Blanchett is exceptional in the lead, and there are strong supporting turns from Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, and (in a surprise dramatic turn) Andrew Dice Clay.
August 9, 2013
Jasmine resembles one of those '50s wives -- widowed or dumped -- who find themselves with nary a skill to survive, or at least not in the manner they'd grown accustomed.
August 9, 2013
Just when it seemed like Allen was going to settle for cranking out a comic bauble every year for the rest of his career, he comes up with a vital and vibrant knockout of a movie.
August 9, 2013
As Jasmine's story is revealed, and as Blanchett manages the fragile mask of her character's sanity, the film builds to a mighty emotional pitch.
August 8, 2013
A wrenching portrait of a woman whose life has fallen apart.
August 8, 2013
Blanchett is steady as she goes, delivering one of the most exhilarating performances of the year.
August 8, 2013
Despite some thin writing, it's Allen's weightiest work in years.
August 8, 2013
Blanchett excels at every turn, from the haughty airs and headstrong sense of entitlement to the fragile and inevitable disintegration that made the hair on my arms stand up.
August 8, 2013
There's never been a better director of women than Woody Allen. Actresses in his films have earned five Oscars from 11 nominations. Cate Blanchett in "Blue Jasmine" should make it an even dozen.
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 1, 2013
Blue Jasmine ranks with Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Midnight in Paris at the top of Woody Allen's recent movies.
August 1, 2013
Blanchett owns this movie as thoroughly as her character owns her delusions.
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