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: July 26, 2013
DVD 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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Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly

The exquisite Blanchett amazes, bringing brittleness and vulnerability to a woman on the edge.

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Britt Hayes

While Blue Jasmine is first and foremost a character study and a showcase for Blanchett's impeccable acting skills, it's also a meditation on the idea of what we deserve versus what we think we deserve, and the intersection of standards and entitlement.

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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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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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J. Olson

"Blue Jasmine" is that rare film that's both a true ensemble piece and a showcase for its lead.

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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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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
At the head of a great cast, Cate Blanchett deserved all the awards that she got for her fantastic performance in this thought-provoking character study, given… More
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Woody Allen's movies have never appealed to me, as they have always come across as a tiny bit artsy and often unsatisfactory. For me it is Blanchett that… More
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Sanjaya 丘耀文
Surprisingly good drama from Woody Allen about post-traumatic life that make an ex-housewife struggle to pick up the pieces about the life that she had before..… More
Spencer S.
As a filmmaker, I adore Woody Allen and pretty much everything that he has directed since the beginning of time. His characters are eclectic, his films often… More