Magic in the Moonlight

Magic in the Moonlight

Magic in the Moonlight

Colin Firth and Emma Stone lead Woody Allen’s romantic comedy set in 1920s upper-class France, where an Englishman (Firth) is brought in to expose a potentially fake spiritualist (Emma Stone) – but may have met his match. Co-stars Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) and Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River).

2014Rating: PG, Mild themes97 minsUSA
ComedyDramaRomance
Director:
Woody Allen ('Midnight in Paris', 'Blue Jasmine', 'Annie Hall', 'Manhattan')
Writer:
Woody Allen
Cast:
Emma StoneColin FirthMarcia Gay HardenJacki WeaverHamish LinklaterEileen AtkinsErica LeerhsenSimon McBurney

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Magic in the Moonlight / Reviews

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

He's made more masterpieces than Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson and Martin Scorsese combined, but Woody Allen films are still a gamble. It's an inevitable side effect of averaging one film a year for four decades. Amidst modern classics like Blue Jasmine and Vicky Christina Barcelona, there will inevitably be average movies (To Rome With Love and Small Time Crooks) and outright stinkers (Hollywood Ending; You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger). For steadfast Woody Allen fans like me, his off-days are rarely a chore. While there are some joys to found in Magic In The Moonlight, they're far too few to lift it out of the 'stinker' category.

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Variety

Variety

Whenever Firth and Stone are onscreen together, the movie sings; the rest of the time it’s never less than a breezy divertissement.

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Time Out

Time Out

One of Allen’s most charmingly conceived and performed efforts.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Rarely [has Allen] a story on screen that manifests so little energy, so little curiosity about its own ideas and situations.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Early on, it feels like it might become one of Allen’s best. Then the narrative direction becomes clear, the possibilities narrow, and the film shuts down along with them.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Unapologetic mediocrity can be so refreshing when it's served by a master.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A fugacious bit of whimsy that can only be judged minor Woody Allen.

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