Vicky Cristina Barcelona Synopsis
Things heat up when a woman discovers her ex-boyfriend is having flings with two American tourists.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film's freedom and control, its inspiration and focus, announce it as the work of a confident and mature artist.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
After years of diminishing returns, Woody Allen spectacularly returns to form with Vicky Cristina Barcelona, his funniest movie in years...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Smoking, shouting, practically shooting off sparks, Cruz spreads a wildfire sexuality across Allen's sunny tableau of Catalan country...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
As exhilarating, captivating and enjoyable as a summer romance in an exotic city.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The two most hilarious characters, played by Spain's two most famous actors, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, are nothing if not cliches...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Woody Allen's sexiest movie ever.
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Wall Street Journal

The narration, aided by a terrific score, does streamline the storytelling, and adds to it a faintly sardonic top note.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The writing is zippy, the story spins like a top, and Bardem turns out to be the wittiest of leading men.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Fitfully good.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There are two stormy performances from Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz that elevate Allen's melancholy thoughts on love and relationships.
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How can you review a movie you haven't seen?

By ellieirish
Vicky Cristina Barcelona opened today, on August 15th, yet people on this website have been reviewing it since July 27th. I'd truly like to hear from people who have actually seen this movie. My...

Woody Allen's Fantasy

By Igotothemoviesalot
Neither one of the best nor one of the worst Woody Allen's movies but certainly one of the most reflective of Woody Allen's fantasies. Vicky Cristina Barcelona is all about situations that would not...

Smart,Sexy...not your adolescent movie!

By dolphins08
Leave the kids at home..and enjoy,smart ,sexy acting...Penelope Cruz gets another Academy Award nomination!...Have a feeling that the poor ratings are from movie watchers sitting there with their...

Different Than I Expected, But Quite Funny

By TMapou
This movie was NOTHING like I expected. The media had me joking that it was Woody Allen's "venture into soft core porn," but nothing could be further from the truth. There was definitely a sexual...

"VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA” – Woody Allen’s Homage to Menage =

By jimchudnow
This is a deftly done, periodically-humorous (but NOT slapsticky) drama about 2 very different women— initially-serious & skeptical Vicky (played by REBECCA HALL) & her more adventurous friend...

"empty sex"

By washed_up
How disappointing. I want to say that it's my fault, that my expectations were too high or that I wasn't in the mood for a...somewhat romantic-comedyish book -on- tape with an overcooked plot line...

A winner!!!!!

By atintune
Another Woody Allen movie that is entertaining and has lots of good messages. When it was over the audience clapped. I loved everything about it the scenery, the dialog, and all the interesting...

This movie really is one of the year's best!

Vicky Cristina Barcelona is an wonderful, witty, aand funny movie. Woody Allen has proved himself to be a genius. Penelope Cruz has given one of her best performances, if not her best of all...

Go see it!

By vickiNY
VCB is an intelligent articulate movie- what a pleasure. although there areno real surprises here the dialogue and interactions are fast paced and clever. Penelope Cruz is an Oscar shoe in for her...

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

By jalapenosrhot
I 'loved' it. There were both men and women in the audience, but I think this might be more of a chick flick. Women that are the ages between 30 - 60 have ALL had these these thoughts and/or moral...

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Rated PG-13 | For for mature thematic material involving sexuality, and smoking
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Common Sense Media says Smart, mature film about love, lust, and more.
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