Blue Is The Warmest Color Reviews

August 29, 2019
If you give Kechiche your time, he hardly tries your patience, once again creating a beautiful, engrossing film that manages to capture human emotion like few others films ever have.
August 27, 2019
Kechiche totally dirts the whole thing through the objectifying male gaze he shoots through and in the bloated, completely indulgent three hour running time. Had he used the time to further unpack these complex characters, maybe it could be justified.
August 7, 2019
This intimate three-hour epic unfolds in graphic detail, sexual and emotional; it goes where mainstream cinema has not gone before.
June 9, 2019
An incisive look at the burning fire of first love, and the ache and devastation of its fading.
June 7, 2019
As eyewateringly graphic as it is tearjerkingly beautiful, Blue is the Warmest Color is a very wordy love letter to the power of young romance.
March 14, 2019
Sitting through three hours in a movie theater and focusing on one woman's life (especially a queer woman's) was a relief and something I could use a lot more of.
March 6, 2019
An epic yet deeply relatable human drama, Blue Is the Warmest Colour offers far greater riches than its public notoriety would have you believe.
February 22, 2019
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.
January 27, 2019
An elemental relationship, defined entirely by the interior ferocity of the participants' pure attraction and empathy, gets exactly the same intense ethos of representation.
January 8, 2019
I do wonder why one of the highest-profile films about a lesbian relationship starred two straight actresses and was directed by a man.
November 16, 2018
Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos have been praised for their performances as Emma and Adèle.... I was completely blown away by their dedication to the characters.
November 16, 2018
Their courtship and relationship are intimately, exquisitely wrought, but it takes an awful long time to get there... and Kechiche could've shaved some of the many scenes of Adele eating (she's hungry, get it) and loafing around.
August 30, 2018
If the movie works, it's not as a cause célèbre, but as something fairly conventional.
May 19, 2018
A passionate, wrenching and genuinely complete portrait of a human being in flux.
February 26, 2018
Blue Is the Warmest Colour is the only mainstream film so far to treat a lesbian affair on equal terms with a heterosexual one. This is a proper romance, with all the usual jealousies and tiny idiocies.
February 17, 2018
I'm not inclined to dismiss Kechiche's desire to speak to everyone or write it off as mere appropriation... I suspect he found parallels between Maroh's experience as a lesbian and his own experience as an Arab in France.
December 12, 2017
... the film explores what they call love: how it grows, with the dependence of the other, when one does not expand oneself. [Full review in Spanish]
October 20, 2017
It's a very human film and is all the more painful for it.
July 13, 2017
Largely what is wrong with Kechiche's overdirected ecstatic scenes is artistic; they go on too long and are emotionally uninformative, almost comedically ungainly and dull to watch, as most long sex scenes are.
June 29, 2017
The film is as much about feeling connected to someone as it is about feeling disconnected. Watching Adele dance in different situations lets us gauge her comfort level.