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: December 29, 2010
DVD 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.

Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Williams's beautiful performance is played nicely off Gosling's remarkably vulnerable performance yielding a timeless portrayal of love, romance, agony and despair.

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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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Roe McDermott
Hot Press

Though difficult and never exactly enjoyable, Cianfrance's compelling and superbly acted film is still a rewarding and thought-provoking experience.

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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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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian

The ghost of John Cassavetes looms large over Blue Valentine. This movie destroyed me.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
Back in 2004 when Ryan Gosling was still a relative unknown, he caught a break by starring in a little love story called The Notebook. It was a huge hit among… More
jay nixon
Well acted but slow and depressing.
Carlos Magalhães
A careful pacing and two three-dimensional characters are what makes this drama so realistic and involving, a wonderful and sincere portrait of a relationship… 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
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