Blue Jasmine
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lives constructed on pretense can only stand for so long. Watching them collapse is appalling but undeniably entertaining."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"It's narratively uneven but the occasional lapses of focus are rescued by Cate Blanchett's riveting lead performance."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"Darkly funny, often in a laugh out loud, self-deprecating way, but it also doubles as a cautionary tale."
‑ Damien Straker, Impulse Gamer
"Jasmine is a good movie, one of Allen's best in years, but the draw here is Blanchett, whose performance takes an off-putting character and makes her surprisingly, um ... not quite on-putting, but riveting."
‑ Edward Johnson-Ott, NUVO Newsweekly
"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."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail
"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
"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."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"Blue Jasmine captures a manic and delusional woman attempting to rebuild herself after a prodigal life she received, but never deserved."
‑ Sam Fragoso, Fan The Fire
"Allen creates a clever and intriguing intersection of lives, relationships and anxieties, all balancing on the ready-to-pop balloon of Jasmine's psychoses."
‑ Clint O'Connor, Cleveland Plain Dealer
"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
"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."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"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."
‑ Beth Hanna, Thompson on Hollywood
"Blanchett's performance is fascinating. She's an Ingmar Bergman figure yanked straight out of Tennessee Williams."
‑ Matthew Korfhage, Willamette Week
"Blanchett embraces the Blanche DuBois-like nature of the character yet manages to reach Vivien Leigh-like levels of histrionics in much more subtle and naturalistic ways."
‑ Alistair Harkness, Scotsman
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