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Blue Valentine Reviews

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 9, 2011
Knowing where the relationship is headed lends bittersweet notes to the scenes from the past, but the conclusions Blue Valentine draws ultimately feel pat.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 4, 2011
...a raw, emotionally devastating experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
February 18, 2011
Perhaps the most honest depiction of a relationship gone sour that has ever been committed to celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 17, 2011
A working class American take on Ingmar Bergman's Scenes From A Marriage ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 17, 2011
Intense, slow-moving relationship drama on a doomed marriage.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 14, 2011
A film we've seen a thousand times around Oscar season...
Jackie K. Cooper
February 13, 2011
Gosling and Williams are terrific but the movie is a downer from start to finish. Not just "Blue," this is a ripped, torn and shredded Valentine.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
Rafer Guzman
February 11, 2011
Blue Valentine has a rare emotional intensity. There is no way to prepare for its final frames, inevitable as they are.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 10, 2011
Painstakingly and heartbreakingly, the formula of the romantic drama has its neck wrung here; the story of boy-meets-girl exists only with our prior knowledge that it is doomed...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
February 7, 2011
An Endless Barrage of Misery and Depression Punctuated by Great Acting. Being Breathless Doesn't Make Quality Cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
February 4, 2011
Powerful stuff. At times you feel like an intruder; an eavesdropper on conversations you aren't meant to hear.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mike Scott
January 31, 2011
It's at its root a hard-to-resist character study. That's because the character being studied is you and me and everyone else who has ever fallen in, and out of, love
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Kam Williams
January 31, 2011
A depressing deconstruction of a marriage that clearly was never meant to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
January 29, 2011
The dialogue is meaningful and realistic. The first-rate cinematography and an explosive soundtrack make an indelible impression. This sad and very personal movie will generate lots of discussions. Marriage counselors and divorce lawyers should get a...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric Melin
January 29, 2011
Shot with a fly-on-the-wall quality and an unflinching honesty that refuses to draw either character as simply bad or good, Blue Valentine is all the more tragic because it is so easy to believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bill Clark
January 29, 2011
Is it worth the trouble and heartache? Blue Valentine comes close, but the uneven examination of its central couple makes for a depressing and ultimately unsatisfactory experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
January 28, 2011
Riveting and raw, it's a little like sitting at a dinner table while a pair of your married friends who were never really a good fit for each other fight in the kitchen.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
January 28, 2011
Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling take the plunge, reeling beneath their characters' troubled lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 28, 2011
Gosling -- whose acting can be seen from a mile away -- seems to be portraying a slumming method actor who's only pretending to be a husband/housepainter, while Williams is natural and convincing...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike Ward
January 28, 2011
Rom-com haters finally got what they wanted: a brutally honest big-screen relationship on the rocks garnished with hickeys, regret, ripped panties, bruised chins and bruised egos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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