Blue Bayou

Blue Bayou

Blue Bayou

Antonio, a Korean adoptee raised in the US, must confront his distant past when he unexpectedly faces deportation in this true-story-inspired drama written, directed and starring Justin Chon—winner of the NEXT award at Sundance 2017. Co-starring Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander as Antonio's partner Kathy, the pair must also consider what lies ahead for them, their child, and their status as a family.

2021119 minsUSA
Drama

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Chon’s filmmaking doesn’t rise to the level of his subject.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Blue Bayou is sunk, on occasion, by its own symbolism...

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IGN

IGN

Chon’s naturalistic direction... keeps the film from sinking into melodrama.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

(Blue Bayou) seldom hits an emotional note with delicacy when it can hammer it.

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Variety

Variety

Stylistically overwrought and narratively overstuffed...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

A timely but tediously overwrought drama...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

An overwrought but deeply heartfelt story...

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

(An) overly calculated yet affectingly furious drama.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Vikander’s meaty performance... and Chon’s intense triple-threat commitment, help make it a must-see.

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NPR

NPR

There's a core of emotional honesty to this movie that survives even its more manipulative impulses.

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