Forty Shades of Blue Synopsis
A long-suffering woman (Dina Korzun) has an affair with her stepson (Darren Burrows).
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Delicate, intelligent and honest.
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90

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
A compelling family melodrama somewhat in the manner of late John Cassavetes or early Robert Altman…the film combines high production...
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83

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
The song may be somewhat familiar, but Sach gets understated performances from his entire cast and finds interesting harmonies as they play...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Director Ira Sachs moves to the rhythms of his native Memphis, teasing emotional resonance out of geography.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Rip Torn gives his best performance in years.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A slow seduction.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I despised the character of Alan James so sincerely that I had to haul back at one point to remind myself that, hey, I've met Rip Torn and...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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A drab, minor-key melodrama.
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40

Empire

By Patrick Peters
Rip Torn and Darren Burrows respectively over- and underplay their hands in this archly restrained Memphis melodrama.
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40

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Repetitive interaction between characters in an aimless story can't hold up the film's weight, and it eventually collapses on its noble...
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Rated R | For Language and Sexuality