“Nothing here works. The action doesn’t live up to even the most middle-ground set pieces in this year’s slate of blockbusters; the storytelling and thematic ‘stuff’ of Card’s narrative hits with a resounding thud.” – Andrew Crump, Go-See-Talk

“One of the best book-to-screen transitions of any work of science fiction.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Reveal[s] what should be character-development and worldbuilding as just so much plowing through the Monomyth checklist en route to the big finish.” – Bob Chipman, Escapist 

“To judge the film on its own merits is to find it a success, although it doesn’t escape the overall sense of the derivative and the formulaic that plagued the novel.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE



“It’s a victory lap for four actors too old, too successful, and too contented to worry about the fact that their work is devoid of entertainment value.” – Jake Mulligan, EDGE

“The difference between this and THE HANGOVER couldn’t be plainer: instead of watching a bunch of guys make fools of themselves and getting deeper and deeper into trouble, we’re cheering on guys still willing to take risks and finding they sometimes pay off in unexpected ways.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies



“If a mature look at young, same-sex love in all its stages – from desire to disillusionment – isn’t your idea of an evening at the movies, then by all means, spend your entertainment dollars elsewhere, on something less ‘French.’” – Brett Michel, Patriot Ledger

“One of the most provocative and intriguing films of the fall.” – Bob Chipman, Escapist

“Given that BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR is a close-up examination of a life, it makes sense that the sex would be so explicit. Everything else is explicit, too.” – David Riedel, Raw Denim

“A 179-minute sprawl of heartbreak shot on a vast, wide-screen panorama that scarcely strays more than 6 inches from a young woman’s face.” – Sean Burns, Philadelphia City Paper

“I was amazed at the film’s intense focus, and the shock wave of feelings it conveyed around a person falling besottedly in love for the first time.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices



“The film, finally, turns out to be not about Diana at all, but about how good men look with her as their arm candy — and how good they manage to keep on looking once she’s no longer by their sides.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE

“We get it. It’s sad. She died.” – Sean Burns, Metro



“An entertaining animated offering that is not only themed to Thanksgiving, but will especially appeal to vegans and vegetarians.” – Daniel Kimmel, North Shore Movies




“The real lovers here are [director] Richard Curtis and the tricky notion of time travel. How else to punch up a story that’s all about the rich existential rewards we reap from living a boring, ordinary life?” – Andrew Crump, Go-See-Talk

“It’s a movie that makes one grateful for director Richard Curtis. Someone still knows how to make a great romantic comedy.” – Daniel Kimmel, Sci-Fi Hype