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Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin (2013)
Blue Ruin poster Rating: 7.1/10 (37,887 votes)
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
Writer: Jeremy Saulnier
Stars: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack
Runtime: 90 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 09 Jul 2014
Plot: A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Jeremy Saulnier created one of the best revenge dramas of the past ten years with his critically acclaimed 2013 indie film Blue Ruin. The film follows Dwight (Macon Blair, who gives a riveting performance), a drifter who vows to kill the man responsible for his parents’ murder. Saulnier soaks his movie in fatalism as Dwight, sad-eyed and despondent, follows through on a goal he can’t escape. And yet for all of the film’s melancholy, there are also some surprising moments of pitch black comedy as Dwight’s ineptitude at his task constantly resurfaces. The movie is surprising, thrilling, and absolutely worth your time (and you should definitely check out his follow-up, Green Room, when it opens later this year).

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