Friday, May 2, 2014

Blue Ruin

A quiet, dark, and suspenseful backwoods revenge thriller.  Macon Blair stars as a long troubled man out to avenge the murder of his parents.  Though, unlike Liam Neeson's characters, this man doesn't have a special set of skills and must roll with the punches as things don't go according to his not too well thought out plans.  There isn't a whole lot of dialogue here, but the words that are spoken, ever so softly, are ever so powerful.  (And yes, that is Eve Plumb a.k.a. Jan Brady in a cameo.)

'Blue Ruin' is in limited release in theaters now and also available on Video on Demand.

Grade: A-

Who is this movie for?  Fans of well made, dark, low budget, fresh faced thrillers like 'Winter's Bone'.  Pair it with the overlooked Sam Rockwell film from last year, 'A Single Shot', for a double shot of quiet backwoods thrillers.

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