Cassandra's Dream
Cassandra's Dream (2007)

Two brothers with serious financial woes are approached by a third party to commit a crime, but things go bad and the brothers become enemies.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 27, 2008
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46%
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49%



Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Colin Farrell and Tom Wilkinson act up a storm in Cassandra's Dream, but Woody Allen's heavy-handed symbolism and foreshadowing drains the plot of all tension.

Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Farrell and McGregor bring much to their roles...to make Cassandra's Dream an effective and chilling ride.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

By no means is this lukewarm drama Woody Allen's worst work, but it's no dream, either.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

It's enough to make you pine for the good old days -- back when life was only partly ironic and Woody was totally funny.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Everything is utterly disengaged

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Dana Stevens
Slate

These characters not only don't talk like working-class Londoners, they don't talk like anyone.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

Cassandra's Dream is, in fact, not the worst film in the Woodman's oeuvre. But it does tend to underline his weaknesses.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
If Woody Allen was trying to capture the magic of his dark crime drama Match Point once again, he sure didn't do it here. That's a shame too, because… More
Drew Smith
A definite Woody Allen dog, it's no wonder why this one was pronounced D.O.A. Perhaps the rustiest nail in the coffin is an abysmal performance by Colin… More
Cynthia S.
I have never been a fan of Woody Allen films, but the last couple that I have seen have surprised me...I can actually say that I have liked them. Hmmmm. Go… More
Conner Rainwater
Woody Allen seems to be into tragedies lately. The bulk of the movie I loved, but like Match Point, the ending was such a turn off. I felt cheated of an actual… More
Megan S
I don't remember anything about this movie and I watched it about a month ago so I guess that's all that needs saying about it.
Aaron Neuwirth
Terry: "Gee, ain't life grand?" You know where that's from? What movie? Ain't Life Grand, no?" Bonnie and Clyde. Two Barrow… More

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