Blue Story

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Raw and riveting, Blue Story overcomes its somewhat prosaic story with powerful performances and an impressive clarity of purpose.

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Best friends Timmy (Stephen Odubola) and Marco (Micheal Ward) go to the same high school in Peckham but live in neighbouring London boroughs. When Marco's beaten up by one of Timmy's primary school friends the two boys wind up on rival sides of a never-ending cycle of postcode gang war in which there are no winners... only victims.

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Critic Reviews for Blue Story

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (3)

  • A timeless, even old-fashioned cautionary tale; one that resonates the same whether you're a Jet or a Shark or just a kid on the other side of the Atlantic, trying to make it out of this world alive.

    May 8, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Blue Story, at its essence, is a narrative you've seen before. But Onwubolu vests it with firecracker energy-the pace never drags, even when you think you know what's going to happen next.

    May 7, 2020 | Full Review…
  • It's a Shakespearean rhapsody in indigo where love, friendship, betrayal and revenge swirl and blur with life-changing consequences.

    May 6, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The film has a powerful sense of place, with details that feel authentic and, in some cases, lived through.

    May 5, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Aside from these compelling young actors, the success here is the fresh and original voice of Rapman, who has said "Blue Story" is largely based on his own life...

    May 5, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • If you want a blast of pure nitro in your pandemic viewing, start streaming this standout first feature from rapper-director-actor Andrew Onwubolu, a.k.a. Rapman, who uses hip-hop beats to bring mythic weight to this British youth-gang drama

    May 5, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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  • May 13, 2020
    I like the style of the semi-musical form of this film when characters break out into hip-hop when describing the narrative of the conflicts between certain characters as well as some of the romances that blossom. That sometimes plays against the quality of the film when the musical portions skim over key plot points that should be given more time to be fleshed out as I loved the acting and the dynamics of the friends turned rivals within the greater framework of the gangs that our protagonists are affiliated within the story.
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