Vicky Cristina Barcelona Reviews

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February 10, 2009
Allen's last couple of movies have been far from vintage offerings but Vicky Cristina Barcelona is pure pleasure and finds him back on form. It is smart, sunny, frisky and extremely funny.
February 6, 2009
Vicky Cristina Barcelona, which Allen wrote and directed but did not act in, is Woody at the top of his game.
February 6, 2009
Slight, disposable but entertaining. Vicky Cristina Barcelona is an awful lot better than anything in his thankfully short "British" period.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 6, 2009
Hard to tell if Woody's schoolboyish crush on Spain (Gaudí! Miro! Flamenco!) rivals his one on Johansson but both are equally embarrassing.
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.
February 5, 2009
The script is witty and playful, the casting just right.
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.
February 5, 2009
Woody Allen's spoof of the Don Juan myth Vicky Christina Barcelona is his best film this century.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 5, 2009
A sparklingly funny, meltingly sexy romcom.
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.
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