Blue Is The Warmest Color
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Blue Is The Warmest Color
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle (Exarchopoulos) who is climbing to adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love. A handsome male classmate falls for her hard, but an unsettling erotic reverie upsets the romance before it begins. Adèle imagines that the mysterious, blue-haired girl she encountered in the street slips into her bed and possesses her with an overwhelming pleasure. That blue-haired girl is a confident older art student named Emma (Seydoux), who will soon enter Adèle's life for real, making way for an intense and complicated love story… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Blue is the Warmest Colour is too exceptional a film to be defined by its controversy."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"A love story so erotically charged that it short circuits our higher functions."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"I have to admit the film got under my own skin and not simply as voyeurism"
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"Kechiche captures a staggeringly intense amount of orality: kissing, smoking, talking, spitting, ----ing and eating, oh, such eating. As his game gamine, Adèle Exarchopoulos is sexual, and sexualized, but her embodiment of oral desire is ravishing."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"The film would have benefited from more editing, but it is nevertheless a compelling, troubling and touching study of adolescence and same-sex relationships."
‑ Lex Hall, FILMINK (Australia)
"An astounding, complex film about the ecstasy, the danger and the beauty of love."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Forget the controversy and see Blue is the Warmest Color for what it truly is: a warm and compassionate ode to the vagaries of the heart."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"An emotional and engrossing experience told in extreme close-up."
‑ Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot
"We have Kechiche to thank for this wonderful movie that celebrates gay love (and sex) in all its messiness and truth."
‑ Ryan Lattanzio, Thompson on Hollywood
"Something must be said for a film that's three hours long and remains this consistently engaging."
‑ Christopher Runyon, Movie Mezzanine
"One of the year's best films."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"This exploration of tumultuous romance is rare in its scope and frankness."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"A fierce and honest drama about a French teenager (Adele Exarchopoulos, just fantastic) discovering, exploring and understanding her own sexuality."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"It is not cheerful, hopeful, or profound: it just is."
‑ Alex Doenau, Trespass
"Viewed independently of the argy-bargy surrounding it, Blue Is the Warmest Colour is simply a remarkable work of cinema."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
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