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Blue Valentine Review Critics


Dave White Profile

Love tears them apart. Again. Read full review


Jen Yamato Profile

A bittersweet elegy to love. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0

    out of 100

    Universal acclaim
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  • 100

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    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Blue Valentine is lushly touching and gorgeously told.

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  • 100

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    USA Today Claudia 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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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

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

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe 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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