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Blue Car Reviews

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July 18, 2003
Moncrieff, though seemingly incapable of lacing a story with surprises, writes snappy dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Read More | 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
May 22, 2003
Incorporates every stereotype of 'sensitivity' and 'angst' without ever approaching a genuine emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
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
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
June 19, 2003
...leaves Strathairn's possible predator frustratingly out of focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
October 29, 2002
The film raises predictability to new levels.
May 2, 2003
In its studied, naturalistic way, the movie can nonetheless resemble a week of Oprah sobfests.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 9, 2003
The movie unfolds, wobbling between scenes that feel fresh and genuine and others that feel seriously overfreighted with ethical judgments.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
May 1, 2003
An overtly earnest, mopey first feature.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 29, 2002
The performances here top-notch across the board.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 7, 2005
...falters because it hews too closely to the witless cant of the average guy as a potential sex criminal.
Read More | Original Score: B-
May 16, 2003
A valuable cautionary tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 1, 2003
A quietly devastating song for our lonely age.
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