• Released
  • October 25, 2013
  • (Limited NY, LA)
  • NC-17 , 2 hr 55 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
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Blue Is the Warmest Color (La vie d'Adèle) Synopsis
Adèle years for romance, but her interpersonal relationships become complicated.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Blue Is the Warmest Color explores a life with a depth and force that would be scary - if it weren't so scarily good.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

By Jordan Mintzer
Less concerned with classic storytelling than with creating virtual performance pieces on screen, the film features dozens of extended...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Make no mistake, Blue Is the Warmest Color constitutes a breakthrough, in addition to being the best film of 2013.
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100

The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
It is an extraordinary, prolonged popping-candy explosion of pleasure, sadness, anger, lust and hope.
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100

Time Out London

By Dave Calhoun
From this simple, not especially unique love story, Kechiche has fashioned an intimate epic.
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100

The Playlist

By Jessica Kiang
Blue is the Warmest Color is a masterpiece of human warmth, empathy and generosity, because in a mere three hours, it gives you a whole new...
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

Less concerned with classic storytelling than with creating virtual performance pieces on screen, the film features dozens of extended...
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96

Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
A damn near perfect film.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Leah Greenblatt
Blue's raw portrayal of infatuation and heartbreak is both devastating and sublime. It's unforgettable.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Watching Blue is the Warmest Color provides viewers with that rarest of motion picture opportunities: the ability to lose oneself in the...
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Rated NC-17 | For for explicit sexual content