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83
This picture isn’t as showy or obvious as one of his (many) masterpieces, but it is quite good and deserves your time and respect.
80
Whenever Firth and Stone are onscreen together, the movie sings; the rest of the time it’s never less than a breezy divertissement.
80
Time Out
The director’s latest—a lighthearted romance set in 1920s Germany and France—won’t do much to sway proponents or detractors from their own perspectives, though taken at face value, it’s one of Allen’s most charmingly conceived and performed efforts.
75
Magic In The Moonlight is good in many regards, and mostly enjoyable for most of its 97 minute running time. But it’s also admittedly uneven in spots, familiar and ultimately a bit slight.
67
While it's breezy and funny and perfectly pleasant, you probably won't remember this particular gift by the time the next birthday rolls around.
58
Magic in the Moonlight belongs to the pool of lesser Allen comedies, yet Firth and Emma Stone — as the alleged necromancer Sophie Baker, the object of Stanley's scrutiny and eventually his affections — bring all the zany energy they can muster.
50
Slant Magazine
A film of obvious characterizations and even more obvious plot machinations that render its moment-to-moment charms moot.
40
Magic in the Moonlight does have a not-disagreeable expensive-vacation vibe to it. But the one-dimensional characters are mostly ones you’d want to avoid rather than spend a holiday with.
30
Village Voice
The story feels shapeless, un-tailored, defiantly off the rack.
20
Emma Stone couldn't be more charming, but her on-screen romance with Colin Firth couldn't be more contrived or ickiliy age-inappropriate.

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