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Blue Is The Warmest Color Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
March 17, 2016
Blue is the Warmest Color is about people, not flesh, about letting all boundaries go and giving into desire and pleasure, about devouring a lover and being devoured.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia City Paper
May 12, 2015
Exarchopoulos' performance is a miracle, with every raw emotion rippling across her yearning, endlessly expressive face.
Chris Stuckmann
April 17, 2015
The central romance is told beautifully, and the two leads give dazzling performances.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dan Jardine
July 16, 2014
I have to admit the film got under my own skin and not simply as voyeurism
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
Mal Vincent
The Virginian-Pilot
May 14, 2014
An emotional and engrossing experience told in extreme close-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2014
A fierce and honest drama about a French teenager (Adele Exarchopoulos, just fantastic) discovering, exploring and understanding her own sexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ray Pride
April 4, 2014
Kechiche captures a staggeringly intense amount of orality: kissing, smoking, talking, spitting, ----ing and eating, oh, such eating. As his game gamine, Adèle Exarchopoulos is sexual, and sexualized, but her embodiment of oral desire is ravishing.
Ryan Lattanzio
Thompson on Hollywood
March 27, 2014
We have Kechiche to thank for this wonderful movie that celebrates gay love (and sex) in all its messiness and truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Lex Hall
FILMINK (Australia)
February 21, 2014
The film would have benefited from more editing, but it is nevertheless a compelling, troubling and touching study of adolescence and same-sex relationships.
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
Something must be said for a film that's three hours long and remains this consistently engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
February 19, 2014
Viewed independently of the argy-bargy surrounding it, Blue Is the Warmest Colour is simply a remarkable work of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
February 18, 2014
Scene after scene brings truthfulness and insight into the at times difficult relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
George Wu
February 17, 2014
There have been many films about the confusion of adolescence and the difficulty of coming out...but he makes the material fresh by understating the subtext while concentrating on the immediate experiences of the characters.
Tom Clift
February 16, 2014
A tender, at times devastating portrayal of the lifespan of a relationship, one that's as convincing and intimate as any you've ever seen on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
February 14, 2014
Rather than lead us by the hand to a predetermined destination, this is a film that asks us to stand back and observe.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 14, 2014
Blue is the Warmest Colour is actually a far more thoughtful film about sex, mature relationships and modern love than its soft-core trappings and avant-garde buzz might otherwise suggest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dominic Corry
February 13, 2014
Once you begin to feel its rhythms, the film's mastery is undeniable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer
February 12, 2014
A riveting coming of age story that should have universal applicability.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rima Sabina Aouf
Concrete Playground
February 10, 2014
Its biggest charm lies in the understated yet giving and uninhibited performances of its leads ... but not all three hours' worth of scenes deserve to be there.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Simon Miraudo
February 9, 2014
Cannes winner Blue is the Warmest Colour details a relationship forming and curdling in graphic fashion (much like in the way the director's own relationship to his stars has curdled so publicly in the months since its big win).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anthony Morris
The Vine
February 18, 2014
The strength of [it] isn't the already-notorious hardcore sex scenes between the two female leads but the movie's efforts to show us in minute detail the back and forth between two people at just about every stage of their relationship.
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