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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A pleasant, but forgettable, trifle.
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Village Voice

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

A Thoroughly Entertaining Movie

By aolliffe
My husband and I loved this film. The acting was superb, Colin Firth and Emma Stone were delightful. The cinematography was lovely. The tender writing of the story by Woody Allen was so touching. The...

Magic in the Moonlight

By CDel1204
Having seen everything Woody Allen has ever done, I think this is one of the most brilliant scripts he's ever written. He deals with existentialism, atheism, skepticism, science - and on the other...

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...

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...

Witty, unique, and extremely enjoyable!

By dbsiess
Stone and Firth are an amazingly paired duo that made me laugh and charmed me until the end. Wonderful costumes and unique characters....

If not for the staging....

By robinson0445
I'm going to disagree with other writers and say this movie was a disappointment. Although the movie was very "Woody Allen" it was not one of his better offerings. For me the movie's strongest...

Magic in the Moonlight

By Jeanne258
I just loved this film. First, it is the first film I have seen since moving to Walnut Creek. It was wonderful to come out into the village, amidst the shoppers, the families, the book and film...

Woody Allen is close to his best!

By Barryp15
Wonderful movie. Great dialogue, beautiful scenery, fabulous clothes, and a philosophical exploration of what we know and don’t know in this world. Don’t be put off by the negative reviews. The...

Magic in the moonlight

By terimiller
Slow slow slow...

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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 Mostly mild 1920s-set Woody Allen comedy has charisma.
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