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      Devil in a Blue Dress

      R Released Sep 29, 1995 1h 42m Mystery & Thriller Crime Drama List
      92% Tomatometer 122 Reviews 71% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins (Denzel Washington) is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright (Tom Sizemore), a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman named Daphne Monet (Jennifer Beals), who he suspects is hiding out in one of the city's black jazz clubs. Strapped for money and facing house payments, Easy takes the job, but soon finds himself in over his head. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Humor, interesting characters, and attention to details make the stylish Devil in a Blue Dress an above average noir.

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      Desson Thomson Washington Post In Devil, folks like Easy Rawlins have long since learned to roll with the racial punches. It's precisely that kind of offhand profundity that makes the movie so memorable. Franklin's picture is effortlessly wise beneath its entertaining surface. Oct 27, 2021 Full Review Patricia Bibby Associated Press It is a smart, sly film imbued with the rich subtle tones of a mournful blues saxophone piece, worthy of comparisons to some of the best noir films of decades past. Oct 27, 2021 Full Review S. Renee Mitchell Detroit Free Press The film climaxes in a gun battle that's as painfully predictable as they come and -- as he did with the movie in general -- Mouse saves the day. His departure from the screen brakes the film to a near halt. Rated: 2/4 Oct 27, 2021 Full Review Todd James Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta) The story unfolds slowly, but it's a script that will hook you from the start. Rated: 4/5 Mar 29, 2024 Full Review Brian Susbielles InSession Film Carl Franklin’s neo-noir is hard-boiled and filled with moods of disillusionment in Los Angeles... Feb 22, 2023 Full Review Imran Khan PopMatters Denzel Washington’s voiceover in neo-noir Devil in a Blue Dress is an equal mix of deadpan charm and wide-eyed innocence, which textures and nuances his performance. Oct 19, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member It’s a good crime movie, that’s really good at keeping your attention. All the actors did great! Good movie Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/13/24 Full Review Georgan G Love the music, the characters & the acting. And Denzel looks so good! Very complex plot. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/29/24 Full Review Felix T Not enough Walter Mosley, too much Denzel. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/15/24 Full Review Narciso R Excellent movie, excellent cast. Some sad scenes, but still excellent. NRJ. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/24 Full Review Audience Member Over 25 years old Denzel Washington stars in a classic neo-noir thriller He plays detective Easy Rawlins taking place in Los Angeles as a WWII veteran with little job prospects Rawlins meets a white man named Dewitt who needs someone track down a missing white woman by the name of Daphne Monet He takes the job eager to pay off his financial woes but the case turns out to be much bigger than he thought The character of Easy Rawlins by Walter Mosley has actually appeared in 14 novels There would've been a movie series but it's a shame this didn't make enough money to do so It's still a good 1940s neo-noir mystery thriller full of murder, blackmail, intrigue, and having a private eye attempt to swim through the murky waters of racist and police-corrupted America Works as a good whodunnit as well as an established period piece with a fine performance by Washington Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/08/23 Full Review isa e All time classic, a great book adaptation, the casting was spot on, Washington was brilliant as always, Sizemore and Cobb excel in supporting roles, plot moves along at a brisk pace, and its is note perfect every scene Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins (Denzel Washington) is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright (Tom Sizemore), a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman named Daphne Monet (Jennifer Beals), who he suspects is hiding out in one of the city's black jazz clubs. Strapped for money and facing house payments, Easy takes the job, but soon finds himself in over his head.
      Director
      Carl Franklin
      Producer
      Gary Goetzman, Jesse Beaton
      Screenwriter
      Walter Mosley, Carl Franklin
      Distributor
      TriStar Pictures, Columbia Tristar, Home Box Office (HBO) [us]
      Production Co
      Clinica Estetico, TriStar Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 29, 1995, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $15.9M
      Runtime
      1h 42m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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