Movies From the Hat VI #18 – Gavin’s Pick – Blue Ruin (2013)


This is my 3455th Review

Thanks to Gavin of Mini Media Reviews for this recommendation.

Here are his thoughts on the film.

“That’s how this works, man. The one with the gun gets to tell the truth. ” – Teddy

Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Oct 2017)

Brief Synopsis – A homeless man finds out that the man who changed his life is being released from prison and decides to do something about it.

My Take on it – This is a film that I had heard about a few years ago, but never really got the bug to try and see.

I now wholeheartedly regret that decision because this film was superb.

This is not a typical action/thriller, but rather a slow burn thriller that gives us time to learn and digest it all before we get to some kind of real confrontation.

There isn’t much dialogue and the emotions of the characters are more apparent via their actions and reactions as oppose to anything else.

The story flows really well as we begin to learn what has caused all of the events to transpire.

The acting is amazing because despite little dialogue, we can feel the torment suffered from what had happened in the past and can easily understand why the characters would act the way that they do.

They build up the suspense amazingly and when it all finally comes together, one feels themselves glued to the screen because we so much want to see what will eventually happen.

This is a film that I’m definitely gonna have to see again because there is so much to take in the entire way through.

Bottom Line – Such a great “slow burn” film. There isn’t much dialogue and the story flows so well as we are slowly told what has caused all of these events to transpire. The acting is superb because we can really feel the way that the main character’s reactions stem from his dark past. The suspense is built up perfectly throughout the film for a really explosive resolution to it all. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – At one time Benny mentions a “Duce” who got hit by a train. This is a reference to “El Duce”, lead-singer of punk-Hardcore band “the Mentors”, who claimed Courtney Love offered him $50,000 to kill Kurt Cobain. He appeared in Nick Broomfield’s “Kurt and Courtney” documentary. He died under mysterious circumstances after he made these claims. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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