Blue Jasmine Synopsis
After her marriage collapses, a wealthy socialite moves into her sister's modest home in California.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Blanchett in Blue Jasmine is beyond brilliant, beyond analysis. This is jaw-dropping work, what we go to the movies hoping to see, and we...
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Cate Blanchett tops anything she's done in the past with her portrait of a fallen woman who's a hoot, a horror, a heartbreaker and a...
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100

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Richly chronicled characters, sharp dialogue and that stupendous centerpiece performance by Cate Blanchett are contributing factors in the...
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100

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
It’s real Streetcar Named Desire territory as the fights pile up, and if you think that doesn’t sound entertaining, know that it is, in a...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Want to see great acting, from comic to tragic and every electrifying stop in between? See Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Woody is still capable of writing and directing one of the liveliest, funniest and sharpest movies of the year.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's one of the year's finest, most complex portrayals, in one of Allen's best films in years.
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85

Film.com

By David Ehrlich
When Allen conceives of a character this great, it’s hard not to wish for him to slow down and maybe write that extra draft to refine his...
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83

The Playlist

By Rodrigo Perez
It’s part raw and ugly character study, part ensemble comedy, but it’s that first element that is so striking, bold and unnerving, while...
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80

Variety

By Justin Chang
Blanchett’s performance is so dominant in terms of screentime and emotional impact that the film succeeds as not only a virtuoso ensemble...
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Haunting...

By MedRed
Blue Jasmine is a disturbing tale that could be based off a true story relating to a post Enron, Madoff, or Lehman Brothers scandal. The directing in this movie is excellent. The interspersed...

Dreadful

By onnalathem
One of the most depressing movies I have ever seen, and only reinforced everything awful about Woody Allen! The two women did a FANTASTIC acting job. Alec Baldwin was perfectly cast for the...

Blue Jasmine

By tomclark24
"Blue Jasmine" is entertaining, moving, funny, provocative, sad, and stimulating. It is a great movie by Woody Allen, one of the most gifted film directed in history. For Cate Blanchett, this is a...

Woman on the Verge + Class Differences = Great Addition to Woody's Oeuvre

By texinthecity
The film is a spot-on case-study for the sad reality of economic disparity in America. Like the West Coast version of white trash, Jasmine's sister (Sally Hawkins) always settled for less whereas...

A Brutal , disturbing Look at Relationships.

By jzactor
I did not enjoy this film. I was affected by it by being disgusted with how people are portrayed in their relationships in the film. I suppose it is realistic and the acting is very good, especially...

Great film

By fanofgoodfilm77
This movie was beyond what I had hoped for. Blanchette deserves an oscar for her performance it was amazing. This is the best film of the year so far...

Cate Blanchett

By syrup1970
deserves another Oscar. Anything I might say about her sensitive, powerful performance would be giving too much away. I was not happy with some of the other actors and the cardboard script they...

blue jasmine

By Susan Steiger
Another Woody winner - Cate Blanchett is amazing and so is the rest of the cast. Echos of Streetcar Named Desire but Woody makes it his own....

Why?

By mikegenest
No doubt this movie was extremely well made. The acting was excellent. The plotting was complex, but always understandable, with flash backs always containing immediate points of reference so as to...

Depressing but great acting

By innadivibe
Are there light moments sprinkled in? Yes. Believable characters and well executed acting? Yes, But the story line in itself is depressing and your heart aches for the protagonist. Does your heart...

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Rated PG-13 | For Mature thematic elements, language, sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Smart, timely Woody Allen dramedy has drinking, pills.
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