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Forty Shades of Blue Reviews

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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
June 15, 2007
This plodding mood-piece is as emotionally engaging as a paint catalogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 26, 2005
A movie so contemplative and internal it makes 'Lost in Translation' look like a Schwarzenegger film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
April 29, 2009
Just more art house malarkey...
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 13, 2005
Might just as well be called Forty Shades of Boredom.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/5
September 29, 2005
Forty Shades of Blue may be praised for bringing an often ignored character into the spotlight. But once she's there, we can guess why she's so often kept in the wings.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 28, 2005
[Sachs] fails to make us care enough about the characters to share their pain.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 5, 2006
...a sporadically well-acted curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 5, 2005
It's a sure sign that a film is in trouble when the only character with any presence is a complete jerk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 8, 2005
So shallow and abhorrent, one might find themselves trying to think of all the different shades of blue mentioned in the title instead of paying attention to what's going on
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 29, 2005
A so-what time waster.
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
February 5, 2005
Plodding and predictable.
March 13, 2005
Despite Torn's always lively presence and a stunning performance from Russian actress Dina Korzun, this is predictable soap opera stuff, served up with such hamfisted self-importance that patience chokes on even a small portion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 6, 2005
Hits plenty of wrong notes.
October 21, 2005
The reasons to watch are the performances by Torn and Korzun, and how Sachs and Rohatyn draw on the actors to paint fascinating portraits [of these characters].
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 23, 2005
The characters are going through significant life crises, yet we're given no particular reason to like them or be interested.
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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