Barcelona
Barcelona (1994)

The second film from writer/director Whit Stillman, Barcelona is a smart, urbane comedy of manners set in Spain at the tail end of the Cold War. Taylor Nichols stars as Ted, an American salesman living in Barcelona. Out of the blue, he is… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

An exquisitely composed yet fiercely combative satire (set in the eighties) of European mores as seen through the eyes of two young exemplars of the American establishment.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

A remarkable find: The film doesn't stop at getting your attention, it rewards it.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Oozes affection for its subjects, and that carries it through even the weaker character moments and the more jarring shifts of narrative and tone.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This is fairly amusing stuff-brittle, fresh, and impudent - if you can stomach all the upscale arrogance.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It appears at first to be about the casual lives of young men trying to launch their careers, but eventually ... it reveals darker depths and meanings.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The unsympathetic characters and their slight adventure story was never compelling.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Slyly hilarious, esthetically sound and spiritually restorative.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

This film is the distillation of an intriguing blend of romantic comedy, satire, drama, and philosophy.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Darker and more acidic than Stillman's previous outing, this comedy, about two Americans at the end of the Cold War, could be described as Metropolitan meets Where the Boys Are meets The Year of Living Dangerously.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Steven Carrier
Whit Stillman is like Woody Allen; if Woody Allen refused to make a film a year and really concentrated on saying something new with each film his makes.… More
John Ballantine
It's a shame that Stillman makes so few films. His talky feasts have attracted imitators and launched stardoms but films like this prove his originality.
Juli Ryan
A dialogue-driven story about two Americans in Barcelona.