Blue Car
Blue Car (2003)

The coming-of-age drama Blue Car is the directorial debut feature from actress Karen Moncrieff. Played by newcomer Agnes Bruckner, quiet high school student Meg lives in an apartment complex where she takes care of her troubled little… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 14, 2003
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66%

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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A cautionary tale that rings true.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Worth watching for the coming-out party of Agnes Bruckner, a relative newcomer who shows her mettle with an extraordinary performance in this very ordinary tear-jerker.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

The film is strengthened by the two leading performances.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...falters because it hews too closely to the witless cant of the average guy as a potential sex criminal.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

An impressive first effort from Ms. Moncrieff, but the eternal Aristotelian in me finds it depressing to watch characters always walking around in moral quicksand.

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Nicole Arthur
Washington Post

We've seen this unhappy scenario played out many times before, but seldom with a better eye for detail.

Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Though the story is fragile, Bruckner's superlative acting registers Meg's feelings with the dead-on accuracy of an emotional geiger counter.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

A well-intentioned coming-of-age film anchored by two indelible performances but weakened by an overabundance of drama.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Certainly no feel-good flick of the summer. But it's always tough and honest.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Vivid performances . . . the film's warmly luminous look and the richly rendered view of a troubled but talented teen's struggles with the adult world sustain the film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
William Dunmyer
Karen Moncrieff is the best American filmmaker you've never heard of. It's ridiculous that her work is so little talked about. "Blue Car,"… More
Lanning : )
Okay, so are all English teachers this, uh, disturb . . ed . . . ing? Let us hope not. Yikes! David, you are well-done creepy here, buddy. Yes, quite an… More
Mark Abell
Incredible, powerful, and extremely sad, one only hopes that the strength that Meg (Agnes Bruckner) finds at the end is enough to carry her through. My heart… More