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Blue Valentine Reviews

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March 11, 2016
Though difficult and never exactly enjoyable, Cianfrance's compelling and superbly acted film is still a rewarding and thought-provoking experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 30, 2013
A cold but commendable relationship drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
October 5, 2012
[Director] Cianfrance is not interested in the Hollywood fairytale, he want to show that love can scar.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 12, 2012
Blue Valentine deserves a wide audience. But it is probably too authentically tragic to get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
September 11, 2011
A pesar de su por momentos dolorosa disección de una pareja, Blue Valentine es una hermosa historia de amor condenada al fracaso (así de paradójico). Y está animada por dos intérpretes de excepción.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 15, 2011
Moments so potent they seem to put the actors at emotional risk
July 14, 2011
An engaging and tough drama, for sure, but its ascension to instant indie classic on the back of festival screenings has left this reviewer slightly stumped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 26, 2011
... a crucible for very powerful performances and a convincing relationship in all its contradictions.
May 17, 2011
An enormously overheated yet oddly affecting movie gets an appropriately earnest DVD treatment.
May 14, 2011
...the film's unevenness ultimately [prevents] it from packing the emotional punch that Cianfrance is clearly going for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 12, 2011
From the movie's standpoint, [its story] is a common tragedy that deserves acknowledgment and pity, and it pulls absolutely no punches in sharing its view.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 28, 2011
It's so close to achieving greatness it hurts.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 16, 2011
It's complicated, like real life.
April 4, 2011
The bitter end still catches you by surprise with its crushing sadness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2011
...a raw, emotionally devastating experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
February 18, 2011
Perhaps the most honest depiction of a relationship gone sour that has ever been committed to celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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