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Blue Is The Warmest Color Reviews

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Alex Doenau
February 21, 2014
It is not cheerful, hopeful, or profound: it just is.
Nathalie Atkinson
National Post
November 7, 2013
Beyond this provocation, the movie might have paid attention to what else it had to say rather than treat other elements as unexplored digressions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
October 10, 2013
Seydoux and Exarchopoulos deliver worthy performances, but Kechiche mishandles his ultrawidescreen frame by shooting almost every scene in the same shallow-focus medium close-up.
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.
Robert Levin
October 31, 2013
I'm all for slower movies, and longer movies, films that reflect the rhythms of life. But many sequences here that are elongated to the point where the spell wanes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 31, 2013
Quel dommage. It's a bore.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Barsanti
Film Racket
October 24, 2013
Unabashedly romantic in the grandest, tear-stained way, 'Blue is the Warmest Color' is also a strangely empty epic of the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bill Gibron
November 8, 2013
A film about an unfulfilling relationship between two young French women, Blue Is the Warmest Color is an exploration of lesbianism made by someone who has no understanding of the same sex dynamic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
September 13, 2013
The movie feels far more about Mr. Kechiche's desires than anything else.
Brian Orndorf
October 31, 2013
The same bedroom liberation and vaginal alchemy could be communicated with a little more taste and economy, but that's not Kechiche's style. He wants the audience to feel every second of the work.
Full Review | Original Score: C
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 24, 2013
There's nothing particularly surprising here. Not even the rather tediously obvious 15-minute all-nude lesbian f*ckfest.
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 24, 2013
Pretentiously half-justified by a quotation from Sartre, facial close-ups are incessant and unwittingly humorous in this overlong dramatic love story.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 15, 2013
Early in the film, a literature teacher defines tragedy as 'the unavoidable'; if Adele can't help her love for another woman, is her sexuality, by this logic, therefore tragic?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
November 7, 2013
Judges at Cannes bestowed the Palme d'Or on the movie, for the first time including lead actors as recipients. The gesture seems like a generous tip for several minutes of a somewhat live sex show, skimpily as of the story plays out over three hours.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 12, 2013
After their clothing is shed, the remaining narrative is little more than a relationship soap opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
December 17, 2013
Blue is the Warmest Color makes a more mundane case too, that this film, for all its claims to truth and truthful fantasy, is shaped by limits, whether or not it acknowledges them.
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
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+
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