Forty Shades of Blue - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 15, 2007
This plodding mood-piece is as emotionally engaging as a paint catalogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 5, 2006
...a sporadically well-acted curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 29, 2006
Impressively directed, low-key drama that really gets under your skin, thanks to strong performances from its three leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2006
... both emotionally captivating and elusive ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 20, 2005
The magnificent Korzun ... [delivers] a performance of internalized anguish.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 16, 2005
Subtle and morose to a fault, in the end it's just Junebug, another Sundance downer, without the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 27, 2005
A nicely tuned American indie drama in a minor key...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: B+
October 29, 2005
A so-what time waster.
October 28, 2005
A nuanced meditation on the context of happiness and the problem with great expectations.
Read More | Original Score: B+
October 28, 2005
[Sachs] fails to make us care enough about the characters to share their pain.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 27, 2005
Korzun has a placid quality that may remind you of Liv Ullmann, and she keeps us riveted because her calm reactions are such an odd response to the outrageous behavior she's reacting to.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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