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Blue Car Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 18, 2003
Moncrieff, though seemingly incapable of lacing a story with surprises, writes snappy dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 22, 2003
I didn't like Blue Car, and the only thing I found appalling is how blatantly predicable and pseudo-daring the supposedly appalling stuff is.
| Original Score: D+
May 2, 2003
Blue Car may not be in the category of a classic, but it's certainly not a total wreck (more like a fixer-upper that's serviceable).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Incorporates every stereotype of 'sensitivity' and 'angst' without ever approaching a genuine emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com
May 16, 2003
Its refusal to come alive as a film, rather than just a good piece of writing, ultimately strands its good intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 22, 2003
As bitterness piles upon disappointment piles upon loneliness, Blue Car stalls under the weight of its emotional baggage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Anthony Miele
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
This film is ultimately disappointing if not only for the lack of originality in the final scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
June 19, 2003
...leaves Strathairn's possible predator frustratingly out of focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
July 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 18, 2002
When Meg looks mournfully over a box of scattered pictures (lighting the corners of her mind, no doubt), Blue Car, already maudlin, suddenly and terrifyingly becomes Purple Rain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Erica Abeel
Film Journal International
October 29, 2002
The film raises predictability to new levels.
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
May 2, 2003
In its studied, naturalistic way, the movie can nonetheless resemble a week of Oprah sobfests.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
May 9, 2003
The movie unfolds, wobbling between scenes that feel fresh and genuine and others that feel seriously overfreighted with ethical judgments.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
July 2, 2003
Blue Car boasts great talent in Bruckner, Straithairn and Moncrieff... [but] that talent isn't enough to get over the obstacles in the movie's second half.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

E! Online
May 1, 2003
An overtly earnest, mopey first feature.
Full Review | Original Score: C

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
July 29, 2002
The performances here top-notch across the board.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2005
...falters because it hews too closely to the witless cant of the average guy as a potential sex criminal.
| Original Score: B-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 16, 2003
A valuable cautionary tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
May 1, 2003
A quietly devastating song for our lonely age.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 24, 2002
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
May 14, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
July 2, 2003
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David Rooney
Variety
April 1, 2009
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 23, 2003

Baltimore Sun
May 30, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
July 22, 2003
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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