Blue Story Reviews

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February 24, 2021
Blue Story is a movie that should be seen, no matter how tough.
February 24, 2021
For a big screen directing debut, "Blue Story" is pretty accomplished.
February 24, 2021
It's a vital story about contemporary London.
February 24, 2021
The emphatic style can be repetitive, but it's confident work that crucially doesn't condescend to the youth audience best placed to receive its sobering pacifist message.
February 24, 2021
A moving, urgent, energetic drama inspired by south London's postcode gang rivalries.
February 24, 2021
While the action may lead to a predictable ending, Blue Story is a polished film whose message is timely and important.
November 25, 2020
It's brutal, raw, and often hard to watch - and hard to understand at times. However, it is striking and will stay with you well after you watch it. The storytelling, with narrative hip hop interludes from Rapman is totally unique and fresh.
November 6, 2020
A strong debut from Rapman, who shows an eye for visual dynamics, an ear for tone and a sense of swift, energized pacing - all signs of exceptional auteurism.
September 3, 2020
Through rhyme and reason with Rapman in his element, Blue Story is a carefully articulated piece of art that should be judged on its own merits. And if you still feel that this film glamorises gang culture, then you haven't been paying attention.
July 18, 2020
In an overabundance of movies and TV shows that portray Black men as criminals, Blue Story sets itself apart by having well-developed characters and believable acting that give this story more depth than the run-of-the-mill gangster film.
May 20, 2020
If the theme of Blue Story is the perpetuating and destructive cycle of revenge, it does well in convincing the power of its poison.
May 8, 2020
Blue Story's ambitions therefore far outweigh its minor faults. And with this execution and knack for artistic flare, Rapman may be a talent to watch out for in the future.
May 8, 2020
Love, loss, family and friendship ferociously collide, without distracting us from either its fun or energy. It's a balancing act only a rapper could pull off.
May 8, 2020
Blue Story can be messy in stretches, but it's undeniably passionate and carried by its simple, yet effective, and sometimes lyrical storytelling.
May 8, 2020
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 7, 2020
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 6, 2020
A natural and spontaneous feel is accentuated by the foot-thumping musical score by Jonathon Deering. Also, characters sing or rap in-between dramatic scenes with lyrics that augment feelings and plot points. Call it "rap narration."
May 6, 2020
An almost-Shakespearean coming-of-age story set against an authentic urban landscape.
May 6, 2020
It's a Shakespearean rhapsody in indigo where love, friendship, betrayal and revenge swirl and blur with life-changing consequences.
May 6, 2020
Rapman's gritty and provocative feature debut provides a fresh setting for its otherwise familiar coming-of-age urban drama.
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