Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Vicky and Cristina, these two young Americans spend a summer in Spain and meet a flamboyant artist and his beautiful but insane ex-wife. Vicky is straight-laced and about to be married. Cristina is a sexually adventurous free spirit. When… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 17, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2009
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A beguiling tragicomedy, Vicky Cristina Barcelona charms with beautiful views of the Spanish city and a marvelously well-matched cast.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

The script is witty and playful, the casting just right.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

When great artists maintain their health and energy into their 70s, amazing things can happen -- and they're happening with Woody Allen.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

. . .while Vicky Cristina Barcelona isn't entirely a return to form, it is interesting enough to stick in one's brain.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

The film belongs to Bardem and Cruz.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Vicky Cristina Barcelona is fitfully good.

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Annie Wagner
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona is everything it tries, halfheartedly, to criticize about the character of Vicky: It's determined to be ordinary and likeable no matter what the emotional cost.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Penelope's performance is a little sterotypoical, but fantastic...

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

What you see is less reflective of old glories and more indicative of a new composure that inflicts a lot of Allen's newest endeavors, in which characters are seen engaging in discussions that test the limits of their deadening comforts.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Julie B
It's always fun to figure out which character is the Woody Allen. The cast is all great. Now I just need to find a great couple with a house in Spain… More
Matheus Carvalho
Even if it's one of the best of his latter pictures, it's still a run of the mill Woody Allen whose only reasons for standing out are the talented… More
Lady D'arbanville
A pleasant surprise, I expected this to be quite the chick flick, instead was a great travel film, with culture, romance, ups and downs and experimental… More
Idrees Khan
An interesting attempt at trying to explain the many different ways we all convey a single, complex emotion. Warm and heartfelt, but nothing mind blowing.… More
Ken Stachnik
My favorite of the late period Allen films.
Raymond Wieser
This is a beautiful tragicomedy, that shows off one of Spain's most beautiful cities, and also features bravura performances from the whole cast, but it… More