Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin

Offering a subversive take on the traditional revenge tale, a  beach bum drifter finds himself in over his head when he tries to avenge the death of his parents in this 1970s-style thriller. FIPRESCI Prize winner for director Jeremy Saulnier at Cannes 2013.

Dwight (Macon Blair) leads a bleak life, sifting through dumpsters for food and sleeping in his run-down car, but when he receives news that a hometown felon has been released from prison, Dwight heads back there with murder on his mind. As he attempts to settle a score from his past, Dwight finds himself locked in a brutal, violent struggle with a close-knit, gun-wielding clan as he tries to protect what remains of his own family.

FIPRESCI Prize winner (International Federation of Film Critics at Directors' Fortnight), Cannes Film Festival 2013.
2013Rating: R18, Graphic violence and offensive language.90 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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A lean and suspenseful genre piece that follows a bloody trail of vengeance to its cruel, absurd and logical conclusion.

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Total Film

Total Film

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A cunning, suspenseful thriller... an impossible-to-ignore calling card from writer/director Jeremy Saulnier. Hollywood awaits.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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It's a taut, unflinching first act ... But as the bodies pile up and the plot circles in on itself, that beautifully constructed web of suspense begins to unravel.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Odd revenge genre low-budgeter keeps the tradition of revenge killing all too alive.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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A brutal stripped back thriller that suggests more great things to come from Jeremy Saulnier.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A lean, tough, thoughtful thriller with depth... establishes Jeremy Saulnier as a promising indie auteur and Macon Blair as an unusual leading man.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

A lean and suspenseful genre piece that follows a bloody trail of vengeance to its cruel, absurd and logical conclusion.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A cunning, suspenseful thriller... an impossible-to-ignore calling card from writer/director Jeremy Saulnier. Hollywood awaits.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It's a taut, unflinching first act ... But as the bodies pile up and the plot circles in on itself, that beautifully constructed web of suspense begins to unravel.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Odd revenge genre low-budgeter keeps the tradition of revenge killing all too alive.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A brutal stripped back thriller that suggests more great things to come from Jeremy Saulnier.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A lean, tough, thoughtful thriller with depth... establishes Jeremy Saulnier as a promising indie auteur and Macon Blair as an unusual leading man.

4.0
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