Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine (2013)

A New York housewife struggles through a life crisis.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 21, 2014
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine finds the director in peak late-period form -- and benefiting from a superb cast led by Cate Blanchett.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Lives constructed on pretense can only stand for so long. Watching them collapse is appalling but undeniably entertaining.

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James Berardinelli

It's narratively uneven but the occasional lapses of focus are rescued by Cate Blanchett's riveting lead performance.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Blanchett is impressive as a woman constantly teetering on the edge of collapse; there's a perpetual sense something tragic simmers beneath her constructed facade.

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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

A sharply observed, post-economic crash comedy-drama that boasts a formidable performance by Cate Blanchett and addresses such pertinent real-world concerns as class, gender and corporate criminality in urban America.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

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.

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Ray Pride

Jasmine is a cautionary virago for anyone who's ever witnessed a friend unknowingly muttering just within earshot, just within the frame of reality. Jasmine's headlong fall is fearsome, lugubrious, and ultimately, exasperating.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

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.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Jasmine resembles one of those '50s wives -- widowed or dumped -- who find themselves with nary a skill to survive, or at least not in the manner they'd grown accustomed.

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Beth Hanna
Thompson on Hollywood

The film itself doesn't match Blanchett's stunning commitment -- which is a pity, because in various ways it is one of Allen's more unusual works in years.

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Cynthia S.
The first Woody Allen film that did not make me cringe. Quite tender, with a fantastic ensemble cast. Cate deserved her Oscar. She did a bang up job with this… More