Blue Is The Warmest Color
Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

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… More

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Rated: NC-17
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 25, 2013
DVD Release Date: February 25, 2013
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Raw, honest, powerfully acted, and deliciously intense, Blue Is the Warmest Color offers some of modern cinema's most elegantly composed, emotionally absorbing drama.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Blue is the Warmest Colour is too exceptional a film to be defined by its controversy.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A love story so erotically charged that it short circuits our higher functions.

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Hugo Hernández Valdivia

... the film explores what they call love: how it grows, with the dependence of the other, when one does not expand oneself. [Full review in Spanish]

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Tom Long
Detroit News

An astounding, complex film about the ecstasy, the danger and the beauty of love.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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.

Sarah Marrs

It's a very human film and is all the more painful for it.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

One of the year's best films.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

This exploration of tumultuous romance is rare in its scope and frankness.

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Lorrie Moore
The New York Review of Books

Largely what is wrong with Kechiche's overdirected ecstatic scenes is artistic; they go on too long and are emotionally uninformative, almost comedically ungainly and dull to watch, as most long sex scenes are.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Kechiche does a phenomenal work to adapt a maudlin graphic novel into this powerful, deeply sincere and devastating drama that gets under our skin with an… More
Alex roy
Brilliant evocative drama, this is a superb drama that features some wonderful performances, a great story and effective direction create something truly… More
Nicki Marie
Very good movie. Very long at 3 hours. I do think some of it could have been trimmed, but on the other hand, the long running time and many years covered does… More
Veronique Kwak
the only reason i may wanna write a review on it is because i would never want to read an essay about it.
Jim Hunter
A young girl falls for another woman. Adele Exarchopoulos's face is one of the most expressive I've seen on an actress in a very long time. She has… More
Edward Boxler
Blue is the Warmest Color is so much more than cheap exploitation. At 3 hours long, it is shot predominantly in close ups, with long passages of dialogue, and… More