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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

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"Farrell and McGregor bring much to their roles...to make Cassandra's Dream an effective and chilling ride."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"The problem is, you don't feel the human sweat and strain in Cassandra's Dream, despite game work from Farrell and McGregor. There are plenty of ideas and themes and no people of distinctive interest to enliven them."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"By no means is this lukewarm drama Woody Allen's worst work, but it's no dream, either."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Woody Allen still insists on making movies at the rate of one a year, but he clearly needs to slow down. A lot."
‑ Steve Rose, Guardian
"By the time the blokes played by McGregor and Farrell get around to confronting their misdeeds, they're the only ones who care."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"It's enough to make you pine for the good old days -- back when life was only partly ironic and Woody was totally funny."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Allen is notorious for not giving his actors explicit instructions, and yet somehow this worked wonders for Farrell, who has never seemed so naked, so clear and so unencumbered as he does here."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Everything is utterly disengaged"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Disappointing, badly overwritten drama from Woody Allen, rendered almost unwatchable by dreadful Cockney accents from McGregor and Farrell."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Although all the performances are remarkable, the actors can't break free from the too neat-and-tidy script."
‑ Susan Tavernetti, Palo Alto Weekly
"These characters not only don't talk like working-class Londoners, they don't talk like anyone."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"Although McGregor and Farrell produce some occasionally spirited moments, particularly in the earlier scenes, they are little more than walking and talking schemes, their choices based entirely on socioeconomic impulses."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Cassandra's Dream is, in fact, not the worst film in the Woodman's oeuvre. But it does tend to underline his weaknesses."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"At this point, I guess we should just applaud Allen for his work ethic."
‑ Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
"A clumsy, clichéd morality play that may actually represent the lowest point of Allen's recently chequered career."
‑ Damon Wise, Empire Magazine
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