Metacritic Movie Ratings
Blue Valentine Reviews

5.0

81

out of 100

Metascore®
Universal acclaim
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Blue Valentine is lushly touching and gorgeously told.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Gosling and Williams have the most palpable chemistry of any screen couple this year, never striking a false note in this achingly tender tale of a love that implodes before our eyes.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Here's one vote for the most affecting, anguishing, revealing and prophetic scene of the movie year-and yes, it's all of those things at once in a powerful film that alternates between moments of earlier happiness and later pain.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Ultimately, the heavy-handed and annoyingly obvious aesthetic wears thin.

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