Overall Rank: 3333
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 155
Theatrical Release Date: 08/15/2008
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/27/2009
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Woody Allen
Actors: Patricia Clarkson, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Kevin Dunn
Plot: Vicky and Christina travel to Barcelona where they meet a direct, free flowing artist. They discover his mysterious past and both yearn for his love. How long will their love last and who will get the guy in the end, if anyone?
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/06/2019
I'm usually not a fan of chick-flick love stories, but there's something very enchanting about "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." It's not Woody Allen's best film, but it's definitely one of his most elegant.
Ryan Stephen M - wrote on 07/19/2013
I really liked this movie. It's funny, it's romantic, and also serious at some points. It comes together well, another really good movie from Mr. Woody Allen.
Rich - wrote on 08/04/2012
I caught this gem four years late - not sure how I missed it. Along with 'Match Point' It's one of Woody Allen's best in the last twenty years. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Spanish villages added some nice flavor to Allen's usual mastering of ambiguity and crafty writing. Fresh off his incredible 'No Country for Old Men' performance, Javier Bardem delivers again. Great chemistry with everyone on the set and Penelope Cruz's performance definitely merited her the awards she received and then some. Well worth renting or even buying.
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Franz Patrick - wrote on 01/14/2009
I knew Woody Allen still has it in him to make a really good film. After the wishy-washy “Scoop” and “Cassandra’s Dream,” a lot of people began to lose hope once again because they wanted a film as great as “Match Point.” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” is sexy, character-driven and sublime. The premise is two best friends (Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson) spend a summer in Barcelona and unexpectedly fall for an artistic and charismatic Spaniard (Javier Bardem). At first I thought I could relate more with Hall because she’s sensible and she knows exactly what she wants. But as the film went on, I could identify with Johansson more because she doesn’t limit herself by following society’s labels. She’s very open to things that can enlighten her not just …
BryanFury - wrote on 01/13/2009
One of the few films that really dives into the subject of true love. People had this finite idea of finding love in the strangest places. Woody Allen takes you to Barcelona and just makes your heart beat in a strange way. The characters have this soundless enigma in them which is so enchanting to watch. The story is a rollercoaster ride with all the twists and turns at just the right amount. I also got to commend the cinematography because it’s such a soothing sight for sore eyes. Javier Bardem did absolutely great as this casanova with a purpose. It is pleasing to see him in a different light far from his psychopath role in No Country. Rebecca Hall also did an outstanding job playing this subtle yet feisty soon to be married bride. I’m not sure this was Scarlet Johansson’s most …
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Alex - wrote on 2008-09-09 18:50
Have you seen this movie?&nbsp; I would interested in seeing your review.
Allison - wrote on 2008-09-09 16:22
I don't think it looks cute as a button. It actually looks like Scarlett and a mysterious new actress go to Spain on vacation and meet up with a charming but dangerous ladies' man. well it had its moments. Not Woody Allen's best tho.
Josh C - wrote on 2008-09-08 22:34
I think I will avoid this one now that I know it looks as "cute as a button" :)