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  • Summary: They have been trained to meet danger head-on, to execute vital strategic maneuvers while flying at breathtaking speeds. But after a series of fatal accidents, a close-knit squadron of male Navy pilots begins to splinter—and becomes the focus of a criminal investigation. As a government agent digs to uncover the cause of the accidents, two of the pilots engage in a secret, forbidden relationship. Their affair is exposed, and the squadron is engulfed by an incendiary scandal that will challenge each pilot’s notions of friendship, love, honor and courage. Expand
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  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Adam Nayman
    Jun 5, 2014
    50
    Burning Blue expends most of its energies mitigating against potential flaws, with very little left over to push it over the top and into the realm of quality independent cinema.
  2. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Jun 4, 2014
    50
    A good idea gone bad plagues this movie adaptation of D.M.W. Greer’s controversial 1992 play Burning Blue.
  3. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jun 5, 2014
    30
    [An] earnest but terribly ham-fisted drama.
  4. Reviewed by: Chris Klimek
    Jun 3, 2014
    30
    Honorable in intent but risible in execution.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jun 5, 2014
    30
    Burning Blue squanders its admirable intentions with its amateurish filmmaking and ham-fisted dialogue.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Jun 10, 2014
    30
    Bearing a distinctly musty odor confirmed by its 2011 copyright date, this day-and-date Lionsgate pickup never achieves dramatic liftoff.
  7. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    Jun 5, 2014
    30
    The script, by Mr. Greer and Helene Kvale, rolls along with lifeless, profoundly unimaginative dialogue.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jun 15, 2014
    6
    I liked the movie, it's not one of my favorites gay movies of all time, but it's a interesting film. I guess it hadn't too much "action", the characters were in love, but i didn't see too much love Expand
  2. Jun 9, 2014
    2
    Is it me or does every other movie lately have blue in the title? BURNING BLUE, a film about the bizarre perversion and paranoia around gays in the military is actually the worst made film I have seen since WILD WOMEN OF WONGO. It's truly inept. Like a drama directed by Ed Wood. And it is even more rare to witness such bad performances. Simply dreadful. Bad in a not a fun or good way. And then the film feels about 20 years too late.

    Then suddenly something happens in the last 10 minutes.

    We jump 6 years ahead to a very short scene when Tammy Blanchard, delivering the only truly professional performance in the film, states "Now what will we do?" To which the lead says, " I don't know."

    It was so staggering to hear this in an "issue" film. Everything falls apart. The main character is brave beyond measure but then all continues to slide. What will we do? I don't know. Never sounded more honest.
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