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Fresh: Blanchett owns this movie as thoroughly as her character owns her delusions.
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Thursday, August 1, 2013
Fresh: 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.
- Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, Friday, August 9, 2013
Fresh: It isn't always easy to watch. It isn't exactly fun (although parts are funny). Blanchett's performance sometimes overpowers the story. But it's an essential work in Allen's later canon.
- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Thursday, August 1, 2013
Funny, wonderfully acted (especially by Blanchett and Hawkins), Blue Jasmine is a fresh, well-paced, endearing film that has enough dynamics and genuine human emotion to keep the audience entertained from beginning to end without one moment of drabness.
- fb100000293612769, Monday, December 16, 2013
At the head of a great cast, Cate Blanchett deserves an Oscar for her fantastic performance in this tragic, thought-provoking and sad character study, as she is able to inspire our deepest sympathy as a pitiful woman who we would hardly like to be around in real life.
- blacksheepboy, Friday, November 15, 2013
* * * S P O I L E R S * * * At times scandalously enjoyable, but fatally narcissistic, unrealistic and why-did-I-watch-this-am-I-masochistic? Few to none of those characters are believably San Franciscan! Nor would people in SF turn their heads on the street to see a woman talking to herself! Ginger and all the supporting characters besides Jasmine were cardboard, the cheap floppy kind, and everyone kept rehashing the same 3 plot bullet-points. Yes, Jasmine didn't care about Ginger, yes she thinks Chili isn't good enough for Ginger, and yes Hal was a cheat. We got that all within the first 20 minutes of the movie so when you riff on that theme for another hour, consider me riddled and bored to death. Weak, weak effort by the dialogue writer. Top 40 pop songs have more variations between their first and second choruses than some of the conversations and sentiments do in this film. A couple of scenes were decent but really, after disliking blighted Mighty Aphrodite, it's apparent I don't care for Woody Allen.
- fb223580, Monday, November 4, 2013