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      Blue Ruin

      R Released Apr 25, 2014 1 hr. 30 min. Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      96% 142 Reviews Tomatometer 79% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score An ominous piece of news sends a drifter (Macon Blair) back to his hometown to exact brutal -- and inept -- revenge for the deaths of his parents. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 02 Buy Now

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      Smart, stripped-down, and thrillingly grim, Blue Ruin proves that a well-told revenge story can still leave its audience on the edge of their seat.

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      eric g Wasn't a big fan the first few times I watched it. Recently gave it another chance and I get it now. Damn this movie is brutal Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/26/24 Full Review steve d Solid movie. I liked it very much. Solid acting. Interesting characters. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/24/24 Full Review Kyle J Terrific new idea for an intense and interesting revenge story. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/17/24 Full Review exer c Unexpectedly great movie.!. acting terrific… Perfect sound track ..excellent filming… can't recall another movie where nearly everyone dies…highly recommend 👍👍 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/11/24 Full Review Online A A taut slowburn revenge thriller. If great cinema is "show; don't tell" then this is pretty great. Mature. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/24 Full Review Stoner J Fantastic revenge thriller, probably the best I've seen in the category ever Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/01/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ann Hornaday Washington Post The world doesn't need another empty genre exercise. But as Blue Ruin reminds us, it can always use more filmmakers of Saulnier's resourcefulness, sensitivity and quiet assurance. Rated: 4/4 Jan 5, 2015 Full Review Keith Staskiewicz Entertainment Weekly With the same brand of realist irony the Coens used to cool down Blood Simple, writer-director Jeremy Saulnier slows the genre's heartbeat to gripping effect. Rated: A Jan 5, 2015 Full Review Kate Muir Times (UK) Blue Ruin starts promisingly with a hairy hobo living in a blue, rusty, bullet-holed Pontiac on a Delaware beach. Rated: 3/5 Jan 5, 2015 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies I love being taken for a ride and not knowing what lies ahead, especially in a movie centered around deep, moody suspense. “Blue Ruin” took me for that ride, and I was completely invested until the very end. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 19, 2022 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Dark and devoid of excess plot, Blue Ruin tells a revenge tale filled with superbly tuned suspense and clean, efficient filmmaking. Rated: 3.5/4 Aug 5, 2022 Full Review Michael J. Casey Michael J. Cinema Creates a level of paranoia by telling this tale primarily in close-ups and toying with focal depth. Rated: 4/5 Nov 13, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis An ominous piece of news sends a drifter (Macon Blair) back to his hometown to exact brutal -- and inept -- revenge for the deaths of his parents.
      Director
      Jeremy Saulnier
      Executive Producer
      Skei Saulnier, Macon Blair, Rosemary Edwards, Eileen McGrath, Karen Saulnier
      Screenwriter
      Jeremy Saulnier
      Distributor
      Radius TWC
      Production Co
      Film Science
      Rating
      R (Strong Bloody Violence|Language)
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 25, 2014, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $258.1K
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