Blue Bayou

audience Reviews

, 93% Audience Score
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Easily the best movie I have seen in years. Easily. Absolutely fantastic. Filming. Acting. Screenplay. All of it. Incredible.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    It's like an old loved series squeezed in a heart-warming movie.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    While the film is about immigration, specifically the injustices of our immigration policy that treats people who have been living in the US since childhood as illegal aliens, it is told in the heaviest of melodramas which makes the story little more than a sope opera. The title characters all get absorbed in the director's very insistent storytelling that feels at once artily contrived and with little nuance. It's a boring film and really shows absolutely nothing about these immigrants apart from cliches and forced dramas.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    "Blue Bayou" it's a drama, and for 117 minutes the movie will be sure to remind you that, being dramatic and and more dramatic and a bit more dramatic through the end. There are no highs without lows, people.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I am a grown ass man, and I couldn't stop crying at the end. I was adopted into the US in 1989, thank God my adoptive parents did everything right, this hit so close to home. Knowing that this is taking place on a daily basis kills me. I'm glad this movie brought awareness to such an important topic. Any movie that brings up emotions like these and makes me feel all the rawness that is being a human being gets a automatic 5 star review. Every actor in this movie fit their roles perfect, and the young daughters acting made the movie that much more realistic.. Thank you for an amazing cinematic journey.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    A beautifully-made social issue film about a topic deserving more public attention. And that final scene!
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    The story clearly is about an important topic/issue, and the two acting leads--Justin Chon (who also wrote the script and directed the film) and Alicia Vikander--are excellent in their roles. The final scene is gut-wrenching, but it is a scene which probably occurred in many airports as immigrants got deported. I give it four stars as opposed to five because there were a few elements of the plot/storyline which seemed a bit implausible, illogical. Did I "like" the movie? I don't know. But it certainly deals with and focuses a spotlight on an important issue which many Americans probably are not aware of, and I give the movie MUCH credit for that.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Blue Bayou is a somewhat frustrating but mostly effective drama. Justin Chon and Alicia Vikander give emotionally affecting performances. I also really liked Chon’s direction and the cinematography. The story at its core is an interesting one. And it definitely got me invested. But man this film makes some infuriating choices. It gets way too heavy handed at points, particularly towards the end. It took me out of the story at multiple points. It wasn’t enough to make me dislike the film as a whole, but it did dilute the film’s impact. Overall, this was a very emotional drama that mostly worked. If you’re looking for a good cry this should get the job done.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Is the story for real? Too much drama and miserable…
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    The reason why im giving it one star is because it just copied Blue Valentine and The place Beyond The Pines. It is very obvious. Zero for creativity. In fact I think it should be sued for this. FOcus Feature shame on you.