Keith Hamshere
Jeff Labrecque
May 23, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Cassandra's Dream

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
Limited Release Date
12/28/07
Wide Release Date
01/04/08
performer
Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson
director
Woody Allen
distributor
The Weinstein Company
author
Woody Allen
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a B-

Woody Allen resumes his obsession with ambition, morality, and guilt in Cassandra’s Dream, a tale of brothers who make a murderous Faustian bargain. Perhaps they’re doing penance for Jonathan Rhys Meyers‘ calculating tennis pro, who got away with murder in 2005’s Match Point. Colin Farrell‘s whimpering sibling can’t stomach the remorse, and his moralistic debates with Ewan McGregor‘s lovesick climber clearly represent the internal back-and-forth of the writer’s mind. If we hadn’t been there with Allen so often before, the journey might be more remarkable. EXTRAS None. B-

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