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Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu) Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 5, 2013
The story of how to become a new, better, more whole self... There is nothing less tragic than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
December 31, 2011
Kieslowski...implies, not for the first or last time, a form of divine intervention or destiny at work... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
December 17, 2011
As one might assume from the title, the color blue dominates the palette, from the light over the city at dusk to the glow from the swimming pool she visits ...
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 27, 2011
Binoche's performance is brilliantly understated, and she conveys with minimal dialogue and outward affectation a woman who is internally in turmoil
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Lisa Nesselson
December 17, 2008
Boasts a riveting central performance by a carefully controlled, lovingly lit Juliette Binoche.
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
September 20, 2007
An intimate observance of grief, betrayal, struggle, forgiveness, and courage -- all written on a woman's face. But also a poem about hope for the redemption of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: A+

TV Guide
August 30, 2006
Director Krzysztof Kieslowski's noted visual style is amply on display: images are transformed from the familiar into the unearthly, with a sense of dislocation permeating the whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 1, 2006
Juliette Binoche stars in Blue, which was once considered the weakest of the trilogy but holds up better than one would have suspected.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
December 22, 2005
In Blue, the first of the Three Color Trilogy, Polish filmmaker Kieslowski tackled unabashedly spiritual and existential issues through the graceful presence of French actress Juliette Binoche.
| Original Score: 4/5
Gregory Weinkauf
August 14, 2005
I was moved and touched by all three, and continue to ponder which is my favourite (but lately I'm thinking 'Blue.')
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
January 7, 2005
A fascinating mood piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
March 18, 2004
Bathed in deep blue hues of depression and desolation by cinematographer Slawomir Idziak, Binoche justly earned several awards as Kieslowski's numbed heroine.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 20, 2003
A moody and mesmerizing film about mourning by Polish writer and director Krzysztof Kieslowski.
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
June 13, 2003
As the French might say, "Se manifique.'
| Original Score: 5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 26, 2003
Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy is shaping up to be an admirable exercise in interconnected cinema, but for a truly transcendent experiment in this vein, it's hard to top Krzysztof Kieslowski's dazzling trio from 1993-94.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
February 28, 2003
slow and difficult, and to some extent, that's what Kieslowski wanted
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 20, 2003
Kieslowski's film never says too much or too little, as it allows all the blue colors infused in it to set the tone to mirror the heroine's experiences.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
July 9, 2002
It is worthy of being measured by its individual merits; however, only when viewed as the opening to Kieslowski's "Three Colors" does it garner further meaning ...
Keith H. Brown
Edinburgh U Film Society
June 18, 2002
Many moments will surely linger in the memory.
Top Critic
Jonathan Kiefer
June 12, 2002
Even in such a visually sumptuous work, Kieslowski is brave enough to tell us -- through blackouts, blurred focus and commanding stillness -- not to look, but simply to listen.
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