From this simple, not especially unique love story, Kechiche has fashioned an intimate epic.
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The movie goes on for three hours without an emotional letup — it’s finally overwhelming.
Abdellatif Kechiche reveals through his sense of composition, and collaboration with his remarkable actresses, a sensitivity to emotional nuance that's striking.
Kechiche excels at capturing his protagonist's emergence in the world.
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 life to have lived.
A damn near perfect film.
Less concerned with classic storytelling than with creating virtual performance pieces on screen, the film features dozens of extended sequences of Adele and Emma both in and out of bed—scenes that are virtuously acted and directed, even if they run on for longer than most filmmakers would allow.
Blue's raw portrayal of infatuation and heartbreak is both devastating and sublime. It's unforgettable.
It's a long movie, and by the end you may well feel every bit as wrung out as the characters. But it is genuinely passionate film-making.
It is an extraordinary, prolonged popping-candy explosion of pleasure, sadness, anger, lust and hope.