Magic in the Moonlight Synopsis
A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.

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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
A master stroke of enchantment from one of the few legitimate cinematic geniuses of the modern cinema, with a nimble and tender performance...
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83

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
This picture isn’t as showy or obvious as one of his (many) masterpieces, but it is quite good and deserves your time and respect.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ms. Stone is entrancing, whether Sophie is in or out of her trance state, and so is the movie as a whole.
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80

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
The director’s latest—a lighthearted romance set in 1920s Germany and France—won’t do much to sway proponents or detractors from their own...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Melancholy and doubt may seem like gloomy qualities to blend into an amorous romp. But that shot of gravity is what makes Magic in the...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Perhaps the movie's use of the past is more than cosmetic in this one regard: Watching Woody Allen revisit his old themes and obsessions...
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70

Variety

By Scott Foundas
Whenever Firth and Stone are onscreen together, the movie sings; the rest of the time it’s never less than a breezy divertissement.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
While it's breezy and funny and perfectly pleasant, you probably won't remember this particular gift by the time the next birthday rolls...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A pleasant, but forgettable, trifle.
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30

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The story feels shapeless, un-tailored, defiantly off the rack.
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A Must-See!

By katiedavis214
I always love a good Woody Allen movie, but this one in particular is my favorite. The storyline, twists, and connection between Colin Firth and Emma Stone kept me so engaged and wanting more. I...

wonderful woody allen film, masterful

By t79
with witty crisp dialogues, the film transports you to a different era but focuses on the eternal questions of what is real and meaningful. the magic of love and life, and this focused film is the...

Definitely worth watching

By simitelman
This is a thoroughly enjoyable movie. Cinematography is impeccable - the lighting, nostalgic tint, landscapes, and every nuance of facial expressions. Plot is tight, actors ensemble is excellent, and...

Magic in Moonlight (grows dim)

By FilmFreaks
Very nicely done, if you can overlook the almost THIRTY (30) year difference in age between Stone and Firth. I know that is a staple of his movies but it made me shudder. Allen seems fascinated with...

Traditional Woody Allen Film

By BaixoMovies
I pride myself in figuring out any "twist" to a movie way ahead of time. Woody Allen actually got me on this one. The actual ending was predictable, but the twist I did not see coming. This is a...

my reviews

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Really like it

By wsimone
Always something to love in Woody's movies....

Excellant Movie -- a treat for any Woody Allen Fan

By jmpretzel
This movie is a tray for any Woody Allen fan. Great Performances...

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Rated PG-13 | For for a brief suggestive comment, and smoking throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Mostly mild 1920s-set Woody Allen comedy has charisma.
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