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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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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Gabrielle Bondi
The Young Folks

Blue Jasmine could've been more comedic, but Blanchett's heavy performance really gave this story a new life on its own.

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Bruce Kirkland
Toronto Sun

There is all this talent -- and so little reason for it in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.

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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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Elias Savada
Film Threat

There's a reason why Woody Allen's screenplays have been nominated for 15 Academy Awards (R). Comic genius, dramatic wit, sharp observation, great characters. With Blue Jasmine, he has taken effete snobbery to glorious heights.

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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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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian

Andrew Dice Clay holding his own against Cate Blanchett? Now I've seen it all.

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