Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)



Critic Consensus: Raw, honest, powerfully acted, and deliciously intense, Blue Is the Warmest Color offers some of modern cinema's most elegantly composed, emotionally absorbing drama.

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BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR centers on a 15-year-old girl named Ad?le (Exarchopoulos) who is climbing to adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love. A handsome male classmate falls for her hard, but an unsettling erotic reverie upsets the romance before it begins. Ad?le imagines that the mysterious, blue-haired girl she encountered in the street slips into her bed and possesses her with an overwhelming pleasure. That blue-haired girl is a confident older art student named Emma (Seydoux), … More

Rating: NC-17 (for explicit sexual content)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Julie Maroh, Abdel Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix, Ghalia Lacroix
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 18, 2014
Box Office: $46.0M
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Critic Reviews for Blue Is The Warmest Color

All Critics (162) | Top Critics (38)

Exarchopoulos' performance is a miracle, with every raw emotion rippling across her yearning, endlessly expressive face.

Full Review… | February 18, 2014
Philadelphia City Paper

The central romance is told beautifully, and the two leads give dazzling performances.

Full Review… | February 18, 2014

I have to admit the film got under my own skin and not simply as voyeurism

Full Review… | February 18, 2014

An emotional and engrossing experience told in extreme close-up.

Full Review… | February 18, 2014
The Virginian-Pilot

A fierce and honest drama about a French teenager (Adele Exarchopoulos, just fantastic) discovering, exploring and understanding her own sexuality.

Full Review… | February 18, 2014
Creative Loafing

Kechiche captures a staggeringly intense amount of orality: kissing, smoking, talking, spitting, ----ing and eating, oh, such eating. As his game gamine, Ad?le Exarchopoulos is sexual, and sexualized, but her embodiment of oral desire is ravishing.

Full Review… | February 18, 2014

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