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Cassandra's Dream Reviews

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January 17, 2008
The buildup here is gripping but the story falters as it grinds to an end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 18, 2008
If all [Woody Allen] is going to do is grind out weak, Brit-accented genre pieces that pay homage to 1940s and '50s melodramas, he shouldn't waste the frequent-flier miles.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 25, 2008
Every Woody Allen movie becomes an occasion to discuss what went wrong with Woody Allen movies. My own theory is that Allen simply became too efficient at getting his movies made %u2014 he works quickly and cheaply and he never has to convince his backers
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 79/100
January 18, 2008
The identical premise is used in Sidney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, which is like a master class in how Allen goes wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 15, 2008
With Cassandra's Dream, we may finally be seeing confirmation of what many have suspected for years: that Woody Allen's period of greatness as a filmmaker is over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 1, 2008
While Allen's Match Point was an interesting switching of gears ... his new mantle of Patricia Highsmith-esque crime chronicler is wearing thin as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2008
The problem is, you don't feel the human sweat and strain in Cassandra's Dream, despite game work from Farrell and McGregor. There are plenty of ideas and themes and no people of distinctive interest to enliven them.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 16, 2008
As with Match Point, this is a glorified morality play, albeit with less poetic symbolism, shakier performances, predictable plot, and constricting dialogue
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 4, 2009
By no means is this lukewarm drama Woody Allen's worst work, but it's no dream, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2009
Everything is utterly disengaged
January 12, 2008
Hopefully, Allen has finally gotten the UK out of his system with his latest substandard film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
December 31, 2007
Allen's writing here is so lacking in vigor and purpose that much of the film seems to be on nothing more than autopilot, a faded and tissue-paper-thin retread from a filmmaker who should know better.
January 17, 2008
Trying to balance the demands of his well-meaning motives with the requirements of the genre leaves Allen unsettled and ineffective, two words that encompass the creative drought evident in Cassandra's Dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 1, 2008
Woody Allen's neurotic-speak works wonders coming from a New Yorker, but coming from a Brit? Not so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 26, 2008
A clutch of disturbingly weak performances stumbling over uncharacteristically terrible dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 17, 2007
What the hell was Woody Allen thinking?
January 21, 2008
Nearing the end of his career, Woody Allen has become a hit-or-miss director with considerably more misses.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 31, 2008
After making his best and smoothest drama (Match Point) in England, Woody Allen returns there for one of his most clueless and awkward.
January 18, 2008
Allen's latest, his 42nd effort as a director, is the work of an artist devoid of ideas and energy. Perfunctorily staged and lazily written, it comes to life in only the briefest of spurts, usually when the ever-reliable Tom Wilkinson is on-screen.
Read More | Original Score: C-
January 18, 2008
The good news about Woody Allen's "Cassandra's Dream" is that it is nowhere near as bad as his recent string of duds. The bad news is that it is nowhere near as good as his best work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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