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Blue Jasmine (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine finds the director in peak late-period form -- and benefiting from a superb cast led by Cate Blanchett.

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A New York housewife struggles through a life crisis.

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Cast

Michael Stuhlbarg
as Dr. Flicker
Tammy Blanchard
as Jasmine's Friend Jane
Richard Conti
as Woman's Husband
Joy Carlin
as Woman on Plane
Glen Caspillo
as Cab Driver
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Critic Reviews for Blue Jasmine

All Critics (232) | Top Critics (79)

It's brilliantly watchable, if not mesmerising; and brilliantly performed, particularly by Cate Blanchett, who will knock your socks off, and may knock them off so explosively there is every chance you will never retrieve them again.

September 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Blue Jasmine weaponises Blanchett's elegant image against us, showing a character who is trying with all her might to maintain this glamour that is falling down around her. Seriously, she's amazing in this one.

August 25, 2018 | Full Review…

... what a fine way to revere one of Williams' most adapted dramas with a modern take that thrusts its slowly malfunctioning central character into a new situation that only hastens her demise.

September 6, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Happiness is shown to be elusive in this astute study of aspiration and delusion that leaves you hanging on a melancholy note. If this should prove to be [Woody] Allen's last film, he will have gone out on a high.

September 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In its basic situation can be heard the distant clang of A Streetcar Named Desire, though it's neither pastiche nor reprise, just a quietly respectful tribute.

December 17, 2013 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

There is all this talent -- and so little reason for it in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.

December 17, 2013

Audience Reviews for Blue Jasmine

At the head of a great cast, Cate Blanchett deserved all the awards that she got for her fantastic performance in this thought-provoking character study, given how she is able to inspire our most profound sympathy as a pitiful woman who we would hardly want to have around us in real life.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Woody Allen's movies have never appealed to me, as they have always come across as a tiny bit artsy and often unsatisfactory. For me it is Blanchett that makes this depressingly sad movie enjoyable. Blanchett is phenomenal and although her ditsy character should make you want to hate her, you can't help but feel sorry for her and feel she is slightly misunderstood! The mental instability of the character is brilliantly portrayed by the exceptionally talented Blanchett however that's where the good points stop! Blanchett is amazing and although it is an interesting drama you can't help but feel so unsatisfied and angry about the ending. Yes it pretty much ends the way it started and yes its good that the movie didn't end with a typical happy hollywood spin but it would have been nice for some happiness in this dark and depressingly beautiful drama. There really is no light at the end of this dark tunnel !

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Surprisingly good drama from Woody Allen about post-traumatic life that make an ex-housewife struggle to pick up the pieces about the life that she had before.. A remarkably strong performance from Cate Blanchett, as she already an Oscar winner before, no doubt that she portraying the leading role in this movie really well.. Truly deserve all the credit and the awards awarded to her.. While Sally Hawkins' performance in this movie is some scene-stealer and for me she did it..

Sanjaya  丘耀文
Sanjaya 丘耀文

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