Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. 30
    Woody Allen's naive notions of art--he thinks it means a story with a moral--might have some primitive charm if he didn't put them forward so self-importantly.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 25, 2015
    10
    Woody Allen is amazing.
    I thing he is free. Free from every thing.
    Look at his films, there is no logical things in his films. every thing
    Woody Allen is amazing.
    I thing he is free. Free from every thing.
    Look at his films, there is no logical things in his films. every thing in his films is possible!
    He always surprised his audience.
    There is too different between him and Charlie Chaplin but I want to say that Woody Allen is the best comedian after Charlie Chaplin.
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  2. Aug 27, 2011
    9
    Allen at his most romantic (in terms of romanticism) about film, TPROC is as sweet as a film could be, without being sugary. It's funny, sad,Allen at his most romantic (in terms of romanticism) about film, TPROC is as sweet as a film could be, without being sugary. It's funny, sad, romantic, and quite zany, and catches Allen at his most Chaplinesque. I feel I'm about using the word 'magical' in a review, but I'll generate a substitute for the word, and use that instead. Full Review »
  3. Jul 27, 2016
    7
    Certainly a unique and interesting film, The Purple Rose of Cairo features a terrific performance from Jeff Daniels and Mia Farrow, who haveCertainly a unique and interesting film, The Purple Rose of Cairo features a terrific performance from Jeff Daniels and Mia Farrow, who have terrific chemistry with one another. Strongly written, lively, funny, and enjoyable, Woody Allen is as good as ever in this film as writer/director. However, the film feels incredibly slight. It just feels like a diversion more than anything else, instead of a truly engaging Woody Allen film. This may be because it is so short at just an hour and twenty minutes. It does not get a chance to really sink too deeply into its characters and is quite skin deep in its characterizations. Though that portion is well done, I do wish it was longer and allowed me to follow these characters longer to truly figure out more than one-dimension of them. That said, this film is enjoyable and incredibly well done. Often cited as one of his best films, I do not necessarily agree, though I do really like the film. Full Review »