Forty Shades of Blue Reviews

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April 29, 2009
Just more art house malarkey...
February 20, 2009
Aspires to tell us something revealing about compromised souls.
June 15, 2007
This plodding mood-piece is as emotionally engaging as a paint catalogue.
October 21, 2006
August 5, 2006
...a sporadically well-acted curiosity.
June 30, 2006
June 29, 2006
Impressively directed, low-key drama that really gets under your skin, thanks to strong performances from its three leads.
May 11, 2006
Korzun . . . is a non-presence, a brittle facade . . . a sketchy screenplay [adds up to] Zero Depths of Feeling . . . a flat, tasteless, faux-Euromance.
February 2, 2006
It contains some very good performances and some finely observed writing.
January 27, 2006
... both emotionally captivating and elusive ...
January 12, 2006
"Forty Shades of Blue" might have benefited from a little more honest melodrama, as the film is so subtle at times that it barely registers.
December 20, 2005
The magnificent Korzun ... [delivers] a performance of internalized anguish.
December 16, 2005
Subtle and morose to a fault, in the end it's just Junebug, another Sundance downer, without the heart.
December 8, 2005
Ira Sachs' story of hereditary malaise, passed from father to son, will disappoint anyone looking for a propulsive narrative or slam-bang excitement. But it will amply reward patient viewers who prefer a slow burn.
December 6, 2005
November 27, 2005
A nicely tuned American indie drama in a minor key...
November 23, 2005
The characters are going through significant life crises, yet we're given no particular reason to like them or be interested.
November 3, 2005
[Torn's] acting so well he not only creates this character, but makes him into an object lesson.
November 3, 2005
Forty Shades of Blue hits you like a shot of moonshine whiskey. Right in the gut, with a buzz that just keeps going.
October 29, 2005
A so-what time waster.
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