Cassandra's Dream Synopsis
Two brothers (Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell) agree to kill their wealthy uncle's business associate.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It's a pulp story pinned to the screen with an ice pick of conscience in a manner that would have pleased Allen's idol, Ingmar Bergman.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is actually a softer treatment of the similar sibling anguish in Sidney Lumet's "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead." Allen isn't...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In thematic terms, Cassandra's Dream could be looked at as a rebuttal to "Crimes and Misdemeanors."
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Allen's latest, Cassandra's Dream, is one of his debonair ''small'' entertainments, the closest that he has come to doing a tidy,...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Allen, who stays behind the camera, brings too little wit and too much contrivance to material that quickly dissolves into warmed-over...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
There's not a believable character, nor line of convincing dialogue to be found.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The Coen brothers might have pulled this off, but it's out of Allen's faltering reach.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The identical premise is used in Sidney Lumet's "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," which is like a master class in how Allen goes wrong.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
As writer, Allen offers lazy plotting, poor characterization, dull scenes and flat dialogue.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Farrell is quite good, though it's hard to buy the Scottish McGregor and the Irish Farrell as brothers. But mostly, the film feels...
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Woody Allen again

By suemarie
If you are a fan of Woody Allen movies that are not comedies this is for you. It has a lot of smart dialogue, good acting, and suspense. I see all of his movies, no matter what the subject matter is...

Cassandra's Dream

By Lumpy Gravy
Very good drama that should have gotten a wide release and a few Oscar nominations too. Shamefully overlooked. Search it out and see it. If you like films you should like this one....

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By hcb
INTERESTING PLAY ON FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS ENDING WAS TOO "NEAT"...

Okay

By jajmbj
This movie was good but not great. Match Point was much better....

Thoroughly pedestrian....

By wgenec
A great opportunity to see a group of fine actors sleepwalk their way through an uninspired story. Not exactly worth the cost of admission, but one could easily endure much worse, I suppose....

Cassandra's Dream

By bonafido
Another excellent thriller from Woody Allen, along the lines of Match Point. Deftly played by Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell - this is a must-see!...

Cassandra's Dream

By lulu1852
I liked the movie, but it was long and boring....

Cassandra's Dream

By joycee
Although we liked Match Point, better, Cassandra's Dream was an excellent evening's entertainment. We would go to anything that Woody Allen was involved in. Woody Allen is such a supremely talented...

Cassandra's Dream is a Nightmare!

By gogirl
Twisted, twisted story. (Kinda like Woody's own life) 2 working class blokes/brothers one weak/one strong? right/wrong? reaching for the brass ring and fall off the pony. Nice acting. I...

Cassandra's dream-oops must have awakened too soon

By vdpmmp
Fine acting but the actors were "let down" by underimaginative edting and directing and the end was very simplistic, almost like a wrap on a low budget tv show. Everything should have built to the...

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Rated PG-13 | For thematic elements, some sexual material and some sexuality
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Woody Allen scores with suspenseful adult drama.
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