Café Society

Café Society

Café Society

Woody Allen romantic comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell and Blake Lively. Follows a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry - but finds himself swept up in the romance of the café society that defined the spirit of the age.

2016Rating: M, Mature themes and violence96 minsUSA
ComedyDramaRomance

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Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Even though he re-establishes himself every few years with a triumph like Blue Jasmine, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, or Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen remains a cultural pariah. There is a sharp delineation between people who might enjoy his films and people who probably won't. Even among the former group, which I consider myself a part of, this latest work is something of a crap shoot.

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Variety

Variety

The movie, watchable as it is, never quite overcomes the sense that it's a lavish diagram working hard to come off as a real movie.

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Time Out

Time Out

A pretty, rambling, minor distraction.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Allen's literal voice, which supplies narration, sounds unusually sluggish and weary. The same is true of his voice as a writer and director. For every snappy scene or exchange there are three or four that feel baggy and half-written.

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New York Post

New York Post

Woody Allen has made 46 films, of which I've seen 46, and I'm not sure which of us is more tired of them.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

In the best sense, "Cafe Society" presents itself as an older director's film, dealing as it does with the difference between dreams and reality and the presence and persistence of regret.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A small fiction of amiable appeal and vibrancy which goes down as easily as a fizzy cocktail.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...predictable and intermittently maudlin...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Notable for a superb Kristen Stewart performance, this entertaining lament to old Hollywood and lost love sits between major and minor Woody.

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