Bluebird Reviews

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June 13, 2017
It's a pity Bluebird never quite manages to provide the real emotional payoff that it's seemingly working towards, but it's still an interesting portrait of loss and guilt.
February 28, 2015
We can't allow movies the quality of Bluebird to fly under the radar.
February 27, 2015
If you're willing to enter the world of downbeat northern gloom in Bluebird, it's a delicate and affecting drama with grace notes of mystery and redemption.
February 27, 2015
Shooting on 35mm, Jody Lee Lipes makes the harshness look beautiful and unforgiving, and in a film filled with strong performances, Morton's work stands out.
February 27, 2015
Amy Morton gives a solid performance and is the strongest element of "Bluebird."
February 27, 2015
Edmands' scenario provides plenty of opportunity for narrative twists and social commentary, but these aren't the areas of interest for the filmmaker. Rather, he's interested in the people ...
February 26, 2015
On one level, "Bluebird" is a bitter slice of life about hardy, stoic New Englanders battling the elements and a crumbling regional economy. On another, it's a poetic meditation on the human struggle to make sense of a cruel and indifferent universe.
February 26, 2015
Drama about how a tragic incident in a working-class Maine town reverberates in the lives of six people.
February 26, 2015
The dangling ending won't appeal to everyone, but nobody makes a movie like "Bluebird" with that in mind, anyway.
February 26, 2015
What a shame that the first film to star venerable stage actress Amy Morton is this terminally arty drama.
February 26, 2015
Earnestly well-intentioned and doggedly uncommercial, this is the kind of film that's worth rooting for in principle, but a solid cast and evocative 35 mm photography can't compensate for its slightly stultifying familiarity.
February 26, 2015
Lance Edmands is a talent to watch for years to come.
February 25, 2015
A gloomy and self-consciously bleak and cold drama, Bluebird is driven by a series of strong performances that give the modest and inhospitable drama it might otherwise lack.
February 25, 2015
The palpable sense of eddying fracture in the frosty reaches is heightened by brilliant location shooting by crack cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes.
February 25, 2015
Edmands [...] has pulled together an impressive acting ensemble that brings to life three-dimensional characters and the frozen, claustrophobic world from which they emerge.
February 24, 2015
A somber, sad account of a small-town tragedy and its consequences, very well-acted.
February 21, 2015
A poor man's "Sweet Hereafter" features Amy Morton's strong performance but is poorly photographed with occasionally incomprehensible dialogue.
January 3, 2015
Remarkable slice of life regional economic crisis cinema. And class fate as a microcosm in one emotionally and financially drained town. In other words, more than just the story of a tragic accident - but about everything not accidental in class society.
June 26, 2014
Amy Morton is a true revelation, delivering her finest acting performance of her career.
June 25, 2014
Carefully shot, well-observed and featuring terrific performances... "Bluebird" is an affecting and moving examination of family, mothers, connectedness and the ripple effect of tragic consequences.
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