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Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Woody Allen's romantic drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona stars Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson as best friends Vicky and Cristina. As the movie opens, the pair of twentysomethings travel to Barcelona so that Vicky can work on her post-graduate degree. The two meet the charming artist Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), who offers to take them on a vacation and make love to them. Vicky, being a happily engaged young woman, refuses, but Cristina is eager for this life experience. A love triangle begins to coalesce, and things grow more complicated when Juan Antonio's passionate, unstable ex,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The script is witty and playful, the casting just right."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"When great artists maintain their health and energy into their 70s, amazing things can happen -- and they're happening with Woody Allen."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's a shift in tone for Allen; it's still a movie about sex and those who seek it, but it's hung on a sun-blushed, wine-sploshed Spanish love triangle that's more appealing and more amorous than anything the director has produced in decades."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Not unlike Neil Simon scrambling to be Henry Miller."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Interesting characters interact in a complex tangle of interesting relationships."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"The film belongs to Bardem and Cruz."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Vicky Cristina Barcelona is fitfully good."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Although Penelope Cruz's performance is amusing, the film feels a bit forced, looking for meaning in Spain where there may not be any."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Woody, what happened? You stink on toast. Paul Chambers, CNN."
‑ Paul Chambers, CNNRadio
"This time, the words really should be believed: a massive return to form for Woody Allen. No lie. At this rate, we might even forgive him for Cassandra's Dream."
‑ Charles Gant, Heat Magazine
"There is nothing wrong with Allen's determination to mix humor and drama, it's simply too bad he's not getting better at it."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Allen seems uninterested in pushing his material beyond impersonally generic, or even in thinking things through."
‑ Jonathan Romney, Film Comment Magazine
"Vicky Cristina Barcelona is Allen's an ode to unrestrictive love, and a commentary on sex and how it speaks to different people. Yet its charm and beauty is undercut by a stinging cynicism."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Allen has definitely made something special with this charming, light and warm romantic comedy."
‑ Simon Weaving, Screenwize
"For all its meditations on romantic disappointments, this is a slight, sunny film. Anyone in need of some superior escapism should see it straightaway."
‑ Cosmo Landesman, Times [UK]
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