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Blue Jasmine

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Tookey's Rating
9 /10
Average Rating
7.87 /10
Cate Blanchett , Sally Hawkins , Alec Baldwin
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Directed by: Woody Allen
Written by: Woody Allen

Released: 2013
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 98

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Blanchett in Blue Jasmine is beyond brilliant, beyond analysis. This is jaw-dropping work, what we go to the movies hoping to see, and we do. Every few years.
(Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle)
Blanchett's bravura performance is tinged with haughtiness, dry humor and madness. It's one of the year's finest, most complex portrayals, in one of Allen's best films in years.
(Claudia Puig, USA Today)
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.
(Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader)
Blanchett owns this movie as thoroughly as her character owns her delusions.
(Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)
The movie's observations about economic disparity are cloaked in zestful comedy that's broad or stiletto-sharp.
(Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal)
For all of Blue Jasmine's darkness, the movie is among the filmmaker's most emotionally affecting.
(Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times)
Sooner or later a major film-maker has to give us someone we will never forget. Jasmine is that someone.
(David Thomson, New Republic)
This is the strongest, most resonant movie Woody Allen has made in years.
(David Denby, New Yorker)
Head-and-shoulders above every other film I have seen so far this year. It deserves nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and a couple of technical award nominations, as well. Just see it.
(David Kempler, Big Picture Big Sound)
Allen's best film in years, astute, humane and shot through with keen observations on the state of the world.
(Simon Braund, Empire)
Here it is: the real deal, an actual Woody Allen film, the kind we once looked forward to, took for granted, then despaired of ever seeing again. After all those false dawns, non-comebacks and semi-successful Euro jeux d'esprit, Allen has produced an outstanding movie, immensely satisfying and absorbing, and set squarely on American turf: that is, partly in San Francisco and partly in New York.
(Peter Bradshaw, Guardian)
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.
(Dave Calhoun, Time Out)

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