Blue is the Warmest Colour is too exceptional a film to be defined by its controversy.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail, 2013-11-08
An astounding, complex film about the ecstasy, the danger and the beauty of love.
Tom Long, Detroit News, 2013-11-08
One of the year's best films.
Peter Howell, Toronto Star, 2013-11-07
A love story so erotically charged that it short circuits our higher functions.
Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2013-11-07
Forget the controversy and see Blue is the Warmest Color for what it truly is: a warm and compassionate ode to the vagaries of the heart.
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald, 2013-11-07
This exploration of tumultuous romance is rare in its scope and frankness.
Michael Sragow, Orange County Register, 2013-11-01
The more wondrous things about "Blue Is the Warmest Color" include its emotional honesty, precision, abandon and need.
John Anderson, Newsday, 2013-11-01
This three-hour portrait of a young French woman named Adele (Adele Exarchopoulos) captures the dizzying, all-consuming ardor of first love, the joyous discovery of bringing your body and mind into union with another human being.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2013-11-01
Make no mistake, "Blue Is the Warmest Color" constitutes a breakthrough, in addition to being the best film of 2013.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 2013-10-31
The film's French title is "The Life of Adele, Chapters 1 and 2." At the fade-out, you feel, with sympathy and hope, how much more lies ahead of her.
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2013-10-31
So full of passions and appetites, it's impossible for it not to exhaust you. Yet, isn't too much of a good thing better than not enough of it?
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, 2013-10-31
About our appetites-for love, connection, life fully and vibrantly lived-and how, at the end of the day, we still end up hungry.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 2013-10-31
It's an almost overpowering experience - a movie that transcends voyeurism and invites empathy.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 2013-10-30
What makes this melancholy relationship drama play out as more than a hot lesbian remake of Annie Hall is the vibrant connection between the two gifted actresses at its center.
Dana Stevens, Slate, 2013-10-28
The two actresses, seen up close or from far away, are extraordinary. The emotional trajectory of their passion is entirely believable and ultimately heartbreaking.
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor, 2013-10-25
Love hurts in Blue Is the Warmest Color. That's why it sticks with you.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 2013-10-25
An undeniably moving picture which is both problematic and astonishingly acted, sometimes frustratingly wrongheaded and occasionally lit by flashes of insight.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2013-10-25
A routine love story elevated by one of the year's most magnetic performances.
Kyle Smith, New York Post, 2013-10-25
The film is like a tough exam that everybody aced. The director, the actresses, the moviegoer - we all deserve a tres bien.
Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, 2013-10-25