Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)



Critic Consensus: A beguiling tragicomedy, Vicky Cristina Barcelona charms with beautiful views of the Spanish city and a marvelously well-matched cast.

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Vicky and Cristina, these two young Americans spend a summer in Spain and meet a flamboyant artist and his beautiful but insane ex-wife. Vicky is straight-laced and about to be married. Cristina is a sexually adventurous free spirit. When they all become amorously entangled, both comedic and harrowing results ensue.

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Javier Bardem
as José Antonio
Penelope Cruz
as Maria Elena
Kevin Dunn
as Mark Nash
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Critic Reviews for Vicky Cristina Barcelona

All Critics (212) | Top Critics (68)

This is a slight film, a minor Allen film, a bit of a footnote, but it's warm and engaging and isn't Matchpoint, Scoop or Cassandra's Dream, which has to be a mercy.

August 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Penelope's performance is a little sterotypoical, but fantastic...

September 12, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Allen seems uninterested in pushing his material beyond impersonally generic, or even in thinking things through.

February 6, 2014 | Full Review…

For all its meditations on romantic disappointments, this is a slight, sunny film. Anyone in need of some superior escapism should see it straightaway.

February 12, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

By the time Cruz appears, Vicky Cristina Barcelona has delivered on those initial good omens: it's Allen's best film in at least a decade.

February 10, 2009 | Full Review…

Leave it to Woody Allen to muck up a threesome involving Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz.

February 9, 2009 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Vicky Cristina Barcelona

It's always fun to figure out which character is the Woody Allen. The cast is all great. Now I just need to find a great couple with a house in Spain who'd like to host me for the summer...

Julie B
Julie B

Super Reviewer


A pleasant surprise, I expected this to be quite the chick flick, instead was a great travel film, with culture, romance, ups and downs and experimental feelings, totally enjoyed it.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

My favorite of the late period Allen films.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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