'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' Critic Reviews

87%
MovieWeb:   4 reviews
82%
Rotten Tomatoes:   196 reviews
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    59
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    59
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Manohla Dargis New York Times (Top Critic)
    80
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a rueful comedy about two young American women who savor many Continental delicacies.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    60
    Slight, disposable but entertaining. Vicky Cristina Barcelona is an awful lot better than anything in his thankfully short "British" period.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    88
    As exhilarating, captivating and enjoyable as a summer romance in an exotic city.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Wesley Morris Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    63
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona is fitfully good.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Joe Neumaier New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    60
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Joanne Kaufman Wall Street Journal (Top Critic)
    A bittersweet meditation on art and passion and on love in its many guises.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Tom Maurstad Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    75
    A movie brimming with beautiful people and beautiful scenery; there's a contagious enthusiasm as this movie whirs through the sights and sounds of Barcelona.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Lisa Kennedy Denver Post (Top Critic)
    88
    After Vicky Cristina Barcelona, you may feel you've learned something about the world. How lasting those epiphanies are depends on your constitution. But you don't have to go native to enjoy the trip.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • David Edelstein New York Magazine (Top Critic)
    Given its particulars, Vicky Cristina Barcelona ought to have been an eye-roller. What a surprise that it's so seductive.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • David Denby New Yorker (Top Critic)
    Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona has a natural, flowing vitality to it, a sun-drenched splendor that never falters.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    88
    He is a little like Eric Rohmer here. The actors are attractive, the city is magnificent, the love scenes don't get all sweaty, and everybody finishes the summer a little wiser and with a lifetime of memories. What more could you ask?
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    When it's over, and the two Americans at the heart of the story depart Barcelona in overlapping states of confusion, you're left with a tinge of melancholy that feels not plot-driven, not engineered, but like a slice of reasonably complicated life.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • J. R. Jones Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    Watching Allen fart out a story when he has no characters is always painful.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    88
    While the territory is familiar, the terrain is new: Allen shoots his title city with an eye for its art and architecture.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    88
    If Woody Allen's heart still belongs to New York City, he's had a thrilling, invigorating fling with northeastern Spain.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    92
    Rich, complex, funny, erotic, compassionate and thoughtful, Vicky Cristina Barcelona may be the most fully realized film Woody Allen has made in two decades.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Richard Nilsen Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    40
    It all begins to feel veddy, veddy pretentious and a very, very long way from the Brooklyn or Manhattan that he actually understands.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Andrew Sarris New York Observer (Top Critic)
    The magnificent acting ensemble alone is worth the price of admission.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Todd McCarthy Variety (Top Critic)
    A sexy, funny divertissement that passes as enjoyably as an idle summer's afternoon in the titular Spanish city.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    88
    [Allen's] funniest movie in years and arguably his sexiest.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    80
    Likable, beautifully acted, scenic and sexy.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Peter Howell Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    75
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a comedy, a good one, and also one of Allen's best-ever meditations on the many entanglements of love.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Cole Haddon Film.com (Top Critic)
    75
    Full Review » 3 years ago