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The negligence of a distracted bus driver and a woman who spent the night drowning her sorrows in a local bar shake the foundation of a secluded Maine logging town in this drama starring Amy Morton, John Slattery, and Louisa Krause. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite threatening to overload on melancholia, the modest film maintains emotional integrity through to its final note of hope."
‑ David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"Undoubtably a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker."
‑ Jordan Hoffman,
"A touching and adventurous little film, filled with exceptional acting...lets the actors think and feel, without forcing them to act out in obvious ways."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
"Without a variation in the film's morose tone, it comes off as a slice of rust belt misery."
‑ Kent Turner,
"Lance Edmands' fragile, arthouse-bound debut stands in direct contrast with its weary, working-class characters and the subzero Maine winter against which their story unfolds -- a mournful throwback to more poetically inclined times."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"Amy Morton is a true revelation, delivering her finest acting performance of her career."
‑ Clayton Davis,
"Grim, absorbing, emotionally exhausting...[writer/director Lance Edmands] demonstrates a natural understanding for character and tone."
‑ Tom Clift, Movie Mezzanine
"Knitted-together by its sense of place and lived-in performances, yet unraveled by anemic false melodrama and overbearing music."
‑ Nick McCarthy, Slant Magazine
"The characters' personal struggles are so singular that this feels like a collection of vignettes instead of a continuous film."
‑ Brianna Wellen, Chicago Reader
"Carefully shot, well-observed and featuring terrific performances... "Bluebird" is an affecting and moving examination of family, mothers, connectedness and the ripple effect of tragic consequences."
‑ Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
"A story about just how hard life can be sometimes, Bluebird is a truly affecting drama."
‑ Alexander Lowe, We Got This Covered
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