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Forty Shades of Blue Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Aspires to tell us something revealing about compromised souls.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

February 20, 2009
Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

Forty Shades of Blue is wonderfully unconventional, truthful and touching.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

November 25, 2008
Anton Bitel
Film4

This plodding mood-piece is as emotionally engaging as a paint catalogue.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2/5

June 15, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a sporadically well-acted curiosity.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 5, 2006
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Impressively directed, low-key drama that really gets under your skin, thanks to strong performances from its three leads.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

June 29, 2006
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Korzun . . . is a non-presence, a brittle facade . . . a sketchy screenplay [adds up to] Zero Depths of Feeling . . . a flat, tasteless, faux-Euromance.

May 11, 2006
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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It contains some very good performances and some finely observed writing.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

February 2, 2006
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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... both emotionally captivating and elusive ...

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

January 27, 2006
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

"Forty Shades of Blue" might have benefited from a little more honest melodrama, as the film is so subtle at times that it barely registers.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 12, 2006
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

The magnificent Korzun ... [delivers] a performance of internalized anguish.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B+

December 20, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Subtle and morose to a fault, in the end it's just Junebug, another Sundance downer, without the heart.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

December 16, 2005
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Ira Sachs' story of hereditary malaise, passed from father to son, will disappoint anyone looking for a propulsive narrative or slam-bang excitement. But it will amply reward patient viewers who prefer a slow burn.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

December 8, 2005
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A nicely tuned American indie drama in a minor key...

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B+

November 27, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

The characters are going through significant life crises, yet we're given no particular reason to like them or be interested.

November 23, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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[Torn's] acting so well he not only creates this character, but makes him into an object lesson.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

November 3, 2005
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Forty Shades of Blue hits you like a shot of moonshine whiskey. Right in the gut, with a buzz that just keeps going.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B+

November 3, 2005
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

A so-what time waster.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

October 29, 2005
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A nuanced meditation on the context of happiness and the problem with great expectations.

| Original Score: B+

October 28, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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[Sachs] fails to make us care enough about the characters to share their pain.

| Original Score: 2/4

October 28, 2005
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Korzun has a placid quality that may remind you of Liv Ullmann, and she keeps us riveted because her calm reactions are such an odd response to the outrageous behavior she's reacting to.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

October 27, 2005
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