Blue Valentine
Blue Valentine (2010)

A complex portrait of a contemporary American marriage, "Blue Valentine" tells the story of David and Cindy, a couple who have been together for several years but who are at an impasse in their relationship. While Cindy has… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 10, 2011
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This emotionally gripping examination of a marriage on the rocks isn't always easy to watch, but Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling give performances of unusual depth and power.

Rafer Guzman

Blue Valentine has a rare emotional intensity. There is no way to prepare for its final frames, inevitable as they are.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Blue Valentine comes on like a bittersweet cautionary tale.

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Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale

Cianfrance dives deeply into the happiness and heartache a damaged relationship can give you and has created a story that understands how real life romance actually works.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

A searing portrait of the disintegration of not just a marriage but, more importantly, the love that once fueled it.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It's not an easy movie, but it is a powerful, unforgettable experience.

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Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered

Blue Valentine is interestingly styled and shot. It features outstanding performances from Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams and an inventive screenplay and structure.

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James Berardinelli

An autopsy of a failed marriage, it contrasts the giddy honeymoon beginning with the sad denouement after dysfunction has devastated the groundwork of hope and newness.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling tear up the screen.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A cold but commendable relationship drama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Brilliant drama, Blue Valentine manages to really set the tone of an atmospheric picture that is elevated by a strong cast of talented actors that simply… More
Melvin White
Dean: I didn't want to be somebody's husband and I didn't want to be somebody's dad, that wasn't my goal in life. But somehow it was. I… More
jay nixon
Well acted but slow and depressing.
Japes .
I thought it was pretty good. It was shot very creatively, they were nice to watch. It really shows the reality of marriage and why 50% of them end in divorce.… More
KJ Proulx
"Blue Valentine" will make every one of your heart strings fall to the floor, but in the best way possible. It is so true-to-life that it becomes very… More
Matthew Slaven
The film plays with our perceptions from the first minute onward. We quickly form an idea of the father, passed out in a chair mid-day, wearing filthy clothes,… More