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Vicky Cristina Barcelona Reviews

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 6, 2009
Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Woody Allen's latest comeback, is nothing like the return to form his apologists claim, but it's not terrible, which is a mercy after his grim trio of British projects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan Crocker
Little White Lies
February 6, 2009
No doubt about it, Allen's latest throwaway rom-com is utterly silly, forgettable and predictable. It's also his most purely entertaining film in years.
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
February 6, 2009
This is not as terrible as most of Allen's recent efforts, but it's thin to the point of scrawny, irksomely pseudo-intellectual and cringe-makingly creepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
February 6, 2009
A sun-speckled slice of froth that's very watchable, although it reveals little new about the mysteries of the human heart. It may be Allen's best film in years - just don't expect Annie Hall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

The Sun (UK)
February 6, 2009
Cruz's best role yet. Scarlett and Penelope end up snogging in a photographic dark room. Which just about tips VCB up to four hats.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
February 5, 2009
Within Allen's recent output, Vicky Cristina is the highlight. See it for beautiful locales, an ambivalent look at human relationships and a clutch of great performances, especially from Cruz.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
February 5, 2009
The script is witty and playful, the casting just right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
Leigh Singer
Film4
February 5, 2009
Arriba! Woody Allen's Spanish fiesta is his best film of the millennium and his funniest since 1994's Bullets Over Broadway.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
February 5, 2009
Woody Allen's spoof of the Don Juan myth Vicky Christina Barcelona is his best film this century.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
February 5, 2009
Some judicious editing could have cut a cracking hour-long film out of the final product, but as things stand Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a decent flick blessed with great performances and a corking set up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
February 5, 2009
Sex and sun, but no sizzle - Vicky Cristina Barcelona is watchable fluff, but *gasp* is it time for Woody to think about retiring? If so, he could do worse than Barcelona.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror (UK)
February 5, 2009
Woody Allen is back in top form with this sparkling comedydrama. Its highlight is a fabulously funny and passionate performance by Cruz.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
February 5, 2009
The erotic roundelays are so witty - Marivaux with sex - that I am now afraid to see a future Allen film. It will either be bad, returning us to the natural order of things, or good like this, demanding a rethink of the universe.

London Evening Standard
February 5, 2009
It's determinedly silly, and possibly wishful-thinking, in essence. After what we've seen from Allen from Match Point onwards, its sheer entertainment value is a minor miracle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
February 5, 2009
Brilliantly written, beautifully shot and frequently hilarious, this is Woody Allen's best film in a long, long time, thanks to delightful performances from Hall, Johansson, Bardem and Cruz.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
February 5, 2009
A sparklingly funny, meltingly sexy romcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Victor Olliver
Teletext
February 5, 2009
Taking a leaf out of Pedro Almodovar's book, Woody Allen makes best full use of Penelope Cruz who's inclined to wilt if not placed in her native Spain.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
February 4, 2009
At the end of the dia, the movie's a lovely, empty Spanish travelogue hosted by beautiful people, their problems no more taxing than whether to meet at the amusement park or the marina.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
January 27, 2009
Vicky Cristina Barcelona doesn't feel like your standard Woody Allen comedy. And that's just one reason why it's such a joy to behold.
| Original Score: 3/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
January 24, 2009
Entonces aparece por fin Penélope y la película recién comienza, o al menos se pone más interesante. Lástima que ya han pasado como 50 minutos%u2026
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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