Reviews

Sep 20, 2021
Blue Bayou is a perfect film. It's also a powerful one. It's an emotional and breathtaking look at belonging and how the system decides who gets to be American.
Sep 20, 2021
This is rare work, if you allow it to hit you. It's not an agenda film; you can think of it as a gritty family drama with real-world purpose and ingenuity.
Sep 20, 2021
One of the greatest feats of Blue Bayou is the way the film builds relationships: We believe in this small family, with Antonio sharing sweet moments with both Jessie and Kathy.
Sep 20, 2021
Good movies make you feel, even if that feeling is not good. Chon ensures you'll have feelings at the end of Blue Bayou, just not the happy ones.
Sep 20, 2021
Blue Bayou affectionately wears its heart on its sleeve in an empathetic and resonant take on an all-too-common reality.
Sep 19, 2021
Raw and emotional ride. A story that need to be told... you'll need a box of tissues for this movie.
Sep 19, 2021
Blue Bayou has a significant story to tell and the injustice of it all is a sad commentary on where we are today as a society.
Sep 18, 2021
'Blue Bayou' is easily one of the year's most moving and timely works. The performances and Justin Chon's artistry pull you to an emotional depth that deserves serious awards consideration.
Sep 18, 2021
A real, raw, and emotional movie that feels far too long, and has a completely unnecessary side story. However it shines a light on an important issue and should be watched.
Sep 18, 2021
It's devastating but a film you won't soon forget.
Sep 18, 2021
Chon's heartfelt performance lets us inside, opening the doors to a world most of us probably never will know.
Sep 18, 2021
There are so many plot twists and distractions that take away from the essence of the film. I don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater... But it could have been more with a little bit less.
Sep 18, 2021
An absolutely superb film.
Sep 18, 2021
Even when the movie dips or zigs when it should zag, the performances are enough of a delight to move you and make Blue Bayou a worthy watch.
Sep 18, 2021
I have all the sympathy for the people that this movie is about in real life, but not in this incredibly pretentious, overdone and overwrought format.
Sep 17, 2021
Blue Bayou works as both an emotionally insightful character piece about a man looking for where he belongs, and as a brutal exposé of the lesser-known broken parts of our immigration system.
Sep 17, 2021
In reality, such a story might be possible. On screen, a bit of honing would have helped.
Sep 17, 2021
But when "Blue Bayou" flirts with becoming manipulative, Chon's performance does its best to bring the focus back to what matters.
Sep 17, 2021
Director and lead actor Justin Chon delivers a film that is uniquely his with a heartfelt and harrowing story about immigration that is impossible to ignore.
Sep 17, 2021
Poetic, but overwrought, contrived and clunky with uneven pacing.