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Blue Is The Warmest Color Reviews

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Andy Chen
The Straits Times (Singapore)
October 24, 2016
A visceral tale which wants to get in your face to challenge your notions of sexual identity and love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Craig D. Lindsey
October 24, 2016
Blue is the Warmest Color may lure people in with its graphic, Gallic eroticism, but its universal tale of doomed endless love will most likely be the thing everyone will leave out the theater talking about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media
September 6, 2016
Heavy French drama with explicit sex, mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Meek
Cambridge Day
June 8, 2016
It's très French and tantalizing in all the right ways, underscored by the way Kechiche ends the film: with pointed ambiguity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Edward Lawrenson
The Big Issue
June 8, 2016
Blue is the Warmest Colour is a wonderful film: tender, raw, honest, sad and performed with intensity.
Sean Axmaker
March 17, 2016
Blue is the Warmest Color is about people, not flesh, about letting all boundaries go and giving into desire and pleasure, about devouring a lover and being devoured.
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 8, 2015
Mr. Kechiche and Ms. Lacroix's gravest missteps here are their depictions of homophobia and the LGBT community itself.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia City Paper
May 12, 2015
Exarchopoulos' performance is a miracle, with every raw emotion rippling across her yearning, endlessly expressive face.
Chris Stuckmann
April 17, 2015
The central romance is told beautifully, and the two leads give dazzling performances.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dan Jardine
July 16, 2014
I have to admit the film got under my own skin and not simply as voyeurism
Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
Mal Vincent
The Virginian-Pilot
May 14, 2014
An emotional and engrossing experience told in extreme close-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 18, 2014
A fierce and honest drama about a French teenager (Adele Exarchopoulos, just fantastic) discovering, exploring and understanding her own sexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ray Pride
April 4, 2014
Kechiche captures a staggeringly intense amount of orality: kissing, smoking, talking, spitting, ----ing and eating, oh, such eating. As his game gamine, Adèle Exarchopoulos is sexual, and sexualized, but her embodiment of oral desire is ravishing.
Ryan Lattanzio
Thompson on Hollywood
March 27, 2014
We have Kechiche to thank for this wonderful movie that celebrates gay love (and sex) in all its messiness and truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Alex Doenau
February 21, 2014
It is not cheerful, hopeful, or profound: it just is.
Lex Hall
FILMINK (Australia)
February 21, 2014
The film would have benefited from more editing, but it is nevertheless a compelling, troubling and touching study of adolescence and same-sex relationships.
Christopher Runyon
Movie Mezzanine
February 20, 2014
Something must be said for a film that's three hours long and remains this consistently engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
February 19, 2014
Viewed independently of the argy-bargy surrounding it, Blue Is the Warmest Colour is simply a remarkable work of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
February 18, 2014
Scene after scene brings truthfulness and insight into the at times difficult relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
George Wu
February 17, 2014
There have been many films about the confusion of adolescence and the difficulty of coming out...but he makes the material fresh by understating the subtext while concentrating on the immediate experiences of the characters.
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