Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu) Reviews
November 1, 2019
Kieslowski crafts a tone poem about the beauty of grief, and how Julie's submission to the crystal-clear sorrow of her emotions leads her on a deeply moving process of rebirth
November 28, 2017
The film is lifted by the force and inventiveness of its images, while Binoche holds the centre with her sad, enigmatic presence.
November 14, 2017
Most viewers of Three Colours Blue will be too busy trying to follow the plot, slight as it is, to feel they are grappling in any way with the heritage of the French Revolution.
January 13, 2017
The saturated hues are calming, protective, but also isolating; the rest of the world fades away when she's enveloped in the blue of the water.
September 5, 2013
The story of how to become a new, better, more whole self... There is nothing less tragic than that.
December 31, 2011
Kieslowski...implies, not for the first or last time, a form of divine intervention or destiny at work... [Blu-ray]
December 17, 2011
As one might assume from the title, the color blue dominates the palette, from the light over the city at dusk to the glow from the swimming pool she visits ...
November 27, 2011
Binoche's performance is brilliantly understated, and she conveys with minimal dialogue and outward affectation a woman who is internally in turmoil
December 17, 2008
Boasts a riveting central performance by a carefully controlled, lovingly lit Juliette Binoche.
September 20, 2007
An intimate observance of grief, betrayal, struggle, forgiveness, and courage -- all written on a woman's face. But also a poem about hope for the redemption of the world.
August 30, 2006
Director Krzysztof Kieslowski's noted visual style is amply on display: images are transformed from the familiar into the unearthly, with a sense of dislocation permeating the whole.
July 1, 2006
Juliette Binoche stars in Blue, which was once considered the weakest of the trilogy but holds up better than one would have suspected.
December 22, 2005
In Blue, the first of the Three Color Trilogy, Polish filmmaker Kieslowski tackled unabashedly spiritual and existential issues through the graceful presence of French actress Juliette Binoche.
August 14, 2005
I was moved and touched by all three, and continue to ponder which is my favourite (but lately I'm thinking 'Blue.')