Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu)
Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu) (1993)

A woman (Juliette Binoche) loses her composer husband and child in a tragic accident and must learn to deal with her drastically altered life. Benoît Régent, Florence Pernel, Charlotte Véry.

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 5, 1993
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Three Colors: Blue contains some of director/co-writer Krzysztof Kieslowski's most visually arresting, emotionally resonant work -- and boasts an outstanding performance from Juliette Binoche in the bargain.

Lisa Nesselson

Boasts a riveting central performance by a carefully controlled, lovingly lit Juliette Binoche.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The rehabilitation of a human spirit after painful tragedy is given stunning, aesthetic dimension.

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Adam Mars-Jones
Independent (UK)

Most viewers of Three Colours Blue will be too busy trying to follow the plot, slight as it is, to feel they are grappling in any way with the heritage of the French Revolution.

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Jonathan Kiefer

Even in such a visually sumptuous work, Kieslowski is brave enough to tell us -- through blackouts, blurred focus and commanding stillness -- not to look, but simply to listen.

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James Berardinelli

A powerful motion picture.

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Sean Axmaker

The saturated hues are calming, protective, but also isolating; the rest of the world fades away when she's enveloped in the blue of the water.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A challenge to the imagination.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Krzysztof Kieslowski's penetrating, hypnotic meditation on liberty and loss.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The story of how to become a new, better, more whole self... There is nothing less tragic than that.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
"We all gotta hold on to something." The final sequence of this film is almost the exact opposite of the genius ending of Antonioni's… More
Ross Collins
A very dark, sad movie with which to kick off a trilogy of films about the French motto of liberty, equality, and fraternity. This one was a little too high… More
Carlos Magalhães
Kieslowski takes us in a painful incursion into grief and heavy suffering as he creates an intriguing association between sorrow and emotional liberty (a… More
familiar stranger
Symbolism, ugh!!! I quite liked the usage of red color in 'Trois Couleurs: Rouge'. However, I didn't like the excessive usage of blue color… More
Jonathan Hutchings
You'd be hard pressed to find much criticism about the first film in Kieslowski's mediation on the central tenets of the French Revolution, but here… More
Dan Schultz
Although flawed and probably a little over-rated, this film serves as a well-orchestrated look at loss and recovery from a painful accident. The movie demands… More