Blue Valentine Reviews

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September 3, 2020
It is a tremendous testimony to Gosling that we feel deeply for Dean.
July 12, 2020
It is a subtle, beautifully filmed, inventively structured portrait of a crumbling marriage and the lengths people will go to in order to save something that can't be saved.
June 10, 2020
Derek Cianfrance (with screenwriters Cami Delavigne and Joey Curtis) promises a wild ride with two of the most brilliant film artists of their generation.
May 24, 2020
Blue Valentine is much more than just the movie that birthed the "Feminist Ryan Gosling" meme.
January 21, 2020
Blue Valentine is a difficult, heartbreaking film, but it's also essential viewing if only for offering a corrective to all of the tales of blissful, uncomplicated love we've been spoon-fed.
November 6, 2019
Gosling and Williams are some of the finest young actors...and Blue Valentine is the perfect showcase for their skills.
October 23, 2019
[A] vivid, heartbreaking and wonderful study of the birth and death of love.
May 8, 2019
It is, at times, difficult to watch because it feels so real, but Cianfrance inserts just enough humor to make the material more palpable.
October 12, 2018
Highly recommended, except if you choose it as your next date movie.
August 15, 2018
Director/co-writer Derek Cianfrance's insistence on framing the blue-collar story through a hipster perspective emerges as the movie's saddest aspect.
April 30, 2018
The film is non-illuminating. It depresses you but doesn't change your life.
April 11, 2018
As adult relationship dramas go [...] you've not seen something as rich, nuanced and true as Blue Valentine in a very long while.
February 6, 2018
See it for [Ryan] Gosling and [Michelle] Williams, but be advised: if you take a date, you'll be sorry.
September 9, 2017
Williams's beautiful performance is played nicely off Gosling's remarkably vulnerable performance yielding a timeless portrayal of love, romance, agony and despair.
March 11, 2016
Though difficult and never exactly enjoyable, Cianfrance's compelling and superbly acted film is still a rewarding and thought-provoking experience.
May 9, 2015
The ghost of John Cassavetes looms large over Blue Valentine. This movie destroyed me.
May 1, 2015
BLUE VALENTINE shows us the present will never be as fun as the past.
August 28, 2013
Cianfrance dives deeply into the happiness and heartache a damaged relationship can give you and has created a story that understands how real life romance actually works.
August 10, 2013
Blue Valentine is interestingly styled and shot. It features outstanding performances from Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams and an inventive screenplay and structure.
June 30, 2013
A cold but commendable relationship drama.
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