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Based on 41 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Blue Is the Warmest Color sweeps you up on waves of humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Make no mistake, Blue Is the Warmest Color constitutes a breakthrough, in addition to being the best film of 2013. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The performances are nothing less than astonishing. It's easy to understand why the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival went to both actresses, though not easy for me to see why the movie itself was included in the unprecedented joint award. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Blue Is the Warmest Color explores a life with a depth and force that would be scary - if it weren't so scarily good. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Overlong and dramatically thin. show more

  • 100
    Jordan Mintzer The Hollywood Reporter

    Less concerned with classic storytelling than with creating virtual performance pieces on screen, the film features dozens of extended sequences of Adele and Emma both in and out of bed—scenes that are virtuously acted and directed, even if they run on for longer than most filmmakers would allow. show more

  • 96
    Jordan Hoffman

    A damn near perfect film. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Even with its limitations it's one of the necessary films of 2013. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Watching Blue is the Warmest Color provides viewers with that rarest of motion picture opportunities: the ability to lose oneself in the life of another for three hours and to emerge having felt something. show more

  • 88
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The winner of Cannes’s top prize, the Palme d’Or, and the international critics prize at the same festival, the film was hailed as a breakthrough, a graphic and emotional love story, the first same-sex feature ever to win the Palme, in the week after France legalized same-sex marriage. show more

  • November 17, 2013 mikesmutt
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    the best aspect of this movie is the acting which is excellent---however, the story isn\'t particularly enlightening and practically all of the scenes become tedious and should have been greatly trimmed---grade C

  • November 17, 2013 missmonicamarie
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    Though Adèle Exarchopoulos gives an extraordinary performance, this movie\'s a bit long in tooth, and needs to lose one of its 3 hours..

  • November 02, 2013 sarascooter1
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    Beautiful film. Captures the euphoria and the heartbreak of one\'s first love, the inner turmoil of pursuing a love with social ramifications, the idea that a person you randomly cross on the street could change the course of your life.

  • October 27, 2013 formerlyberlet98
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    Blue Is the Warmest and Gayest Color With same-sex marriage, aka homosexual marriage, aka gay marriage, aka marriage equality, aka equal marriage, now legally accepted if not de rigueur in 14 American states and the District of Columbia as well as in 11 countries throughout the world, gays have bee

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