Café Society Reviews

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February 25, 2021
The name of the club was meant ironically. This was not the locale for the rich and officially celebrated.
February 2, 2021
Cafe Society is a sunny, warm, and gentle film, perfect for the young at heart.
June 26, 2020
It is a shame that with this romantic comedy Woody Allen's cinema suffers the wear and tear of a routine that resorts to repeating itself with ease. His grace is only passable when he feels like it. [Full review in Spanish]
June 10, 2020
While it may not interest you to wonder if and when Jesse officially inherits the Allen baton, Cafe Society is funny enough to push the matter out of mind for this summer treat until final credits roll.
November 3, 2019
[Woody] Allen pushes himself beyond his patented funny and delivers a film with emotionally resonant characters (but still dealing with myriad neuroses) and a story as rich as the film's visuals.
September 19, 2019
Woody Allen has a way of capturing the tone and essence of whatever setting and time period he is highlighting and transports the viewer seamlessly into that world.
April 12, 2019
The costumes and production design are impeccable and it is a pleasant enjoyable story of old town Hollywood.
March 26, 2019
Effortlessly well-made cinematic comfort food at its warmest.
February 22, 2019
The period detail of locations and costumes is faultless.
December 21, 2018
A fine movie for a late summers evening.
December 10, 2018
CAFÉ SOCIETY is so many things combined into one stellar picture that makes you love being in love with the movies again.
November 7, 2018
Woody Allen is a great filmmaker and there is no fault with him sticking to subjects he's familiar with. But in Cafe Society, his refusal to do anything new with his thematic obsessions grows boring really quickly.
August 23, 2018
Nostalgic in setting yet candid in tone. The events are predictable, but that is partially the point.
August 22, 2018
[The film's] power builds over time through the subtle gut punches thrown at each character's prideful egos. Vittorio Storaro's sun-kissed cinematography makes that transition entirely seamless.
August 22, 2018
"Café Society" is plagued by dull characters, ridiculous dialogue, and an essence that is half dreamy, half cynical.
August 22, 2018
It's a stumbling block for Allen in this, his 47th theatrical outing behind the camera, but I'm happy to report it's not a deal breaker. Far from it.
January 10, 2018
The plot revolves around the story of unfulfilled love - the kind that haunts you for all eternity, even if you've created a different life for yourself. But how can this theme be brought to the screen without an ounce of emotion?
October 18, 2017
Gorgeous to look at and lightweight fun while it lasts.
October 14, 2017
It's basically just Annie Hall set in the 1930s, but he's remade Annie Hall like nineteen times and no one has cared yet, so I don't see why anyone will care now.
September 15, 2017
Like the champagne that flows freely throughout the film, it's easy drinking, but sadly there's a lack of fizz to this one.
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