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Magic in the Moonlight

Year : 2014 Director : Woody Allen Running Time : 97 minutes Genre : , ,
Movie review score
3/5

What’s is about?
A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.

What did we think?
Cindy says: I confess I’m a Woody Allen tragic, but as a rule, even I can admit only every second film he makes is a real winner.  Blue Jasmine was a hard act to follow, and Magic In The Moonlight IS lovely; just not amazing. Lovely scenery, lovely cast, lovely performances, lovely art direction, but something’s missing. For die hard fans and those looking for something, well, lovely.

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  1. Dan Beeston says:

    The director was Woody and so was the acting. It felt like watching the rehearsal period of an amateur production. Long takes only work if the performer doesn’t fluff their lines. There was no chemistry, the cinematography was laboured, and the dialogue seemed to be all exposition. I haven’t been this bored in a film since Wreck it, Ralph.

    1 and a half stars.

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