Bluebird Reviews

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
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
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.
June 25, 2014
Despite threatening to overload on melancholia, the modest film maintains emotional integrity through to its final note of hope.
June 25, 2014
Lance Edmands' fragile, arthouse-bound debut stands in direct contrast with its weary, working-class characters and the subzero Maine winter against which their story unfolds -- a mournful throwback to more poetically inclined times.
October 11, 2013
The characters' personal struggles are so singular that this feels like a collection of vignettes instead of a continuous film.
April 30, 2013
Undoubtably a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker.