Excerpt: E’ una magnifica ossessione, quella di Kechiche. E’ il cinema che si reinventa di nuovo, in uno sforzo inesausto di verita’ e bellezza. La protagonista Adele Exarchopoulos e’ un miracolo: si dona con coraggiosa incoscienza al cinema di Kechiche, che ricambia con uno dei piu’ indimenticabili film d’amore che si siano visti sullo schermo.
Excerpt: Blue Is the Warmest Color may not be a sweeping, Technicolor epic but it comprises the entire length, breadth and depth of a single relationship from love to sex to food to heartbreak and back to love. What could be more epic than that?
Excerpt: A creative and well-acted story about the explosive firepower of sexual desire as a tricky force that can bring both gratification and frustration, sweetness and bitterness, pleasure and pain.
Excerpt: For three full hours, “Blue is the Warmest Color” pulls us into a celebration of first love in all its glory and pain. It’s thoroughly engrossing and Exarchopoulos and Seydoux couldn’t be truer.
Excerpt: Each scene has a different mood and aim, with the sex being by turns acrobatic, tender or desperate, depending on where the characters are at that point. They serve much the same purpose that musical numbers did in Singin’ In The Rain, or the fight scenes in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (another great comic-book adaptation about someone’s life being thrown into turmoil by a girl with blue hair): they are carefully orchestrated expressions of emotion.
Excerpt: It’s Kechiche’s decision to switch gears to and fro from an impressionistically intimate rendering of love to a clinically anatomical portrait of lovemaking that interferes with the gentle ebb and flow this kind of romance calls for. It’s a shame this is so, because in all other respects BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR serves as a sensuous canvas for a pair of indelible performances by Exarchopoulos and Seydoux.
Excerpt: La vida de Adèle está llena de escenas geniales. Lo que brilla con luz propia son dos actrices que se dejan la piel y transmiten muchísima emoción, lo que hace que de vez en cuando la película tenga momentos magníficos.
Excerpt: Director Kechiche gained a Palme d’Or this year and international fame and notoriety along with it. It clearly extends Kechiche’s oeuvre in encompassing niches of the modern human experience, locating both what’s peculiar and universal about them.
Excerpt: It’d almost be overinflating the film’s worth to call “Blue Is the Warmest Color” more than a straightforward, slightly taboo-busting relationship drama. It is that, but the fly-on-the-wall quality lends a candor and a palpable feeling that are all too rare.
Excerpt: Blue is the Warmest Color is a movie of constant, sometimes rocky evolution, a form it shares with that of a turbulent romantic relationship. It channels inward on a plot level but expands consistently outward in terms of resonance, starting out as a film tuned in to the coming out process and its interpersonal repercussions and concluding as a remarkably sensitive, all-inclusive portrait of the challenges and rewards of having a significant other.
Excerpt: Poderia continuar a enumerar, mas de forma sucinta é a honestidade de tudo o que nos conta. É uma história de vida, de como a chama do amor se acende e se apaga, e de todos os momentos pelo meio em que arde fulgurosa.
Excerpt:Blue is the Warmest Color is an expansive, personal epic, at once raw and unadorned, but also highly stylized. Kechiche favors long scenes, letting conversations run their course, but he also likes cranks up the heat on any given moment.
Excerpt: “Blue is the Warmest Color” is a monumental cinematic achievement that must be experienced by anyone passionate about film. That the movie also encompasses national, familial, political, personal, sexual, intellectual, and artistic aspects brings the narrative to an epic level of romantic drama.