Bluebird
Bluebird (2014)

In the northern reaches of Maine, a local school bus driver becomes distracted during her end-of-day inspection, and fails to notice a sleeping boy in the back of the bus. What happens next shatters the tranquility of her small Maine… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 17, 2014
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unrelentingly somber yet undeniably powerful, Bluebird serves as a thought-provoking calling card for debuting writer-director Lance Edmands.

Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

If you're willing to enter the world of downbeat northern gloom in Bluebird, it's a delicate and affecting drama with grace notes of mystery and redemption.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

What a shame that the first film to star venerable stage actress Amy Morton is this terminally arty drama.

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Travis Hopson
Examiner.com

We can't allow movies the quality of Bluebird to fly under the radar.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

On one level, "Bluebird" is a bitter slice of life about hardy, stoic New Englanders battling the elements and a crumbling regional economy. On another, it's a poetic meditation on the human struggle to make sense of a cruel and indifferent universe.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

Earnestly well-intentioned and doggedly uncommercial, this is the kind of film that's worth rooting for in principle, but a solid cast and evocative 35 mm photography can't compensate for its slightly stultifying familiarity.

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Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

Shooting on 35mm, Jody Lee Lipes makes the harshness look beautiful and unforgiving, and in a film filled with strong performances, Morton's work stands out.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

The dangling ending won't appeal to everyone, but nobody makes a movie like "Bluebird" with that in mind, anyway.

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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter

Despite threatening to overload on melancholia, the modest film maintains emotional integrity through to its final note of hope.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Amy Morton gives a solid performance and is the strongest element of "Bluebird."

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
I saw this desolate film at the Cleveland International Film Festival 2014. This independent film shot in Maine in the dead of winter has several name actors.… More