DarkBlueAlmostBlack (Azuloscurocasinegro) (Dark Blue Almost Black)
DarkBlueAlmostBlack (Azuloscurocasinegro) (Dark Blue Almost Black) (2007)

A handful of young people try to sort out the complications of their relationships -- both romantic and familial -- in this comedy drama from Spain. Jorge (Quim Gutierrez) is a guy in his mid-twenties trying to get his life in order as he… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 8, 2008
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68%
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84%


Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Director Daniel Sanchez Arévalo would have done well leaving a few subplots on the cutting-room floor. Quality almost always is better than quantity.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

What could have seemed insufferably self-pitying becomes strangely moving instead -- a sign of a filmmaker placing his absolute trust in their material and coming up all the stronger for it.

Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

The actors form an appealing ensemble, bringing a warmth and appeal that make the film more compelling than its familiar themes might normally merit.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Bifurcated images, isolating the characters from their dreams and from one another, create a yearning atmosphere that pulls you in; like their director, you really want them to escape.

Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter

Writer/director Aravalo and a fine cast tell the story with great charm.

Stan Hall
Oregonian

The plot of Spanish director Daniel Sanchez Arevalo's well-acted feature debut is the kind that his countryman Pedro Almodovar would imbue with bold colors, acid humor and perhaps a headstrong transvestite.

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Nathan Lee
Village Voice

Tells [a] ludicrously compact, aggressively 'heartfelt,' colorfully contrived story.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

The plotline's complexity is matched by the depth of the issues explored, with the cast uniformly coming up trumps.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Daniel Sanchez Arevalo makes an impressive feature debut with this thoughtful, mordantly funny, deeply human film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
This is a movie about relationships -- relationships between family, between friends, between lovers, even one relationship where Jorge is trying to get his… More
John Me
Beautifully filmed, nice score, well-acted. The characters are well developed and deep enough to be able to feel with them.
Bannan instant enigma- just add water
Why can't ALL movies possess such qualities?! Foreign films usually possess this sense of je ne sais quoi. Review TBA.
Quinto Wallight
It's frustrating how the dialogues tend to lack subtlety, therefore cheapening the emotional connection, but the characters are very well written and… More