Blue Story Reviews

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
It's a Shakespearean rhapsody in indigo where love, friendship, betrayal and revenge swirl and blur with life-changing consequences.
May 5, 2020
The film has a powerful sense of place, with details that feel authentic and, in some cases, lived through.
May 5, 2020
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
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 4, 2020
Rough-hewn but bursting with urgency.
May 4, 2020
It may be rough around the edges and a bit shallow at times, but no one can deny its passion.
May 4, 2020
Blue Story doesn't reinvent the wheel when it comes to films about turf wars, but its personal, humanizing themes about friendship, love, youth, and black masculinity keeps you riveted, Onwubolu's lyrical respites aside.
April 2, 2020
"Blue Story" is very much a blast of something present tense. Rapman's scenes boil over with life, as he crafts an opera of innocence infected by gangsta pathology.
December 2, 2019
Needless to say, Blue Story is also funny, authentic and entertaining.
November 25, 2019
Delivering a crime drama with a familiar narrative structure, [Onwubolu] nonetheless invigorates the material...
November 22, 2019
An assured and capably performed morality play.
November 20, 2019
The film has the tang of reality and sobering power.