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Raw, honest, powerfully acted, and deliciously intense, Blue Is the Warmest Color offers some of modern cinema's most elegantly composed, emotionally absorbing drama. Read critic reviews

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Movie Info

A French teen (Adèle Exarchopoulos) forms a deep emotional and sexual connection with an older art student (Léa Seydoux) she met in a lesbian bar.

Cast & Crew

Jérémie Laheurte
Thomas
Aurélien Recoing
Adèle's Father
Catherine Salée
Adèle's Mother
Abdel Kechiche
Screenwriter
Ghalia Lacroix
Screenwriter
Abdel Kechiche
Executive Producer
Vincent Maraval
Executive Producer
Brahim Chioua
Executive Producer
Sofian El Fani
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Albertine Lastera
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Jean-Marie Lengell
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Critic Reviews for Blue Is the Warmest Color

All Critics (198) | Top Critics (62) | Fresh (176) | Rotten (22)

  • Exarchopoulos and Seydoux are constantly undercut by Kechiche's direction, which often seems more about his directorial desires than the motivations of the story's protagonists.

    January 20, 2021 | Full Review…
  • The most discomfiting thing about Blue [Is The Warmest Color] is that it ultimately feels like a menage a trois involving the actors and the camera, staged for the benefit of the director.

    February 22, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The central romance is told beautifully, and the two leads give dazzling performances.

    April 17, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…
  • Scene after scene brings truthfulness and insight into the at times difficult relationship.

    February 18, 2014 | Rating: 4.5/5
  • To think of it simply as visual pleasure is only looking skin deep.

    December 19, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Through it all we never doubt that the love between them is real, that they are both caught in the throes of an unruly, intoxicating passion that occasionally threatens to engulf and overwhelm them.

    November 24, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blue Is the Warmest Color

  • Oct 18, 2015
    It's a 3 hour lesbian romance that drastically needs some serious editing.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 11, 2014
    A young girl falls for another woman. Adele Exarchopoulos's face is one of the most expressive I've seen on an actress in a very long time. She has the capability of rendering an entire film's worth of character motivation and contradiction in a single close-up, and her leading lady, Lea Seydoux, is a fitting and remarkable complement.The performances in Blue Is the Warmest Color are the highlights of the film, and to watch this acting master class is a thrill in and of itself. The story isn't much to write about. A woman tries men, falls for a woman, the relationship encounters difficulty, the end. It's all as one might predict, but that doesn't mean that the variances of individuality don't give the film a vitality and spark that is absent from many modern-day romances. Overall, good acting is sometimes enough to make a good film.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Sep 29, 2014
    Blue is the Warmest Color triumphantly revealed love in the extremes, both in its beauty and in its monstrosity. It was powerful and gripping in its honesty and fearlessness.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Sep 10, 2014
    There are immeasurable reasons this French romance drama film has received a great deal of critical acclaim. One can look to the themes expressed in the film, such as prejudices, social class, self-discovery, and the emotional turmoil of a relationship-particularly when it is your first. Others can look to the gorgeous cinematography and artistry of the film, filled with dense metaphors-and yes, of course blue is heavily symbolic. Yet, what makes Blue is the Warmest Color so heartfelt is its delicate sense of realism and truthfulness. It is the tale of Adele's first love for another girl, Emma, and the progression of their relationship over several years. Their relationship evolves with beautiful tenderness, sexual passion, and ultimately, the tumultuousness that comes with true love. Is it a poignantly masterful film that deserves to be watched by all, whether part of the LGBT community or not.
    DA Z Super Reviewer

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