Blood Simple. (1984) – Encore Review


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“[narrating] The world is full o’ complainers. An’ the fact is, nothin’ comes with a guarantee. Now I don’t care if you’re the pope of Rome, President of the United States or Man of the Year; somethin’ can all go wrong. Now go on ahead, y’know, complain, tell your problems to your neighbor, ask for help, ‘n watch him fly. Now, in Russia, they got it mapped out so that everyone pulls for everyone else… that’s the theory, anyway. But what I know about is Texas, an’ down here… you’re on your own. ” – Private Detective Visser

Number of Times Seen – 3 (31 Mar 2001, 10 Jul 2017 and 23 May 2020)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A bar owner, suspecting his wife is having an affair, hires a hitman but things never turn out as expected.

Bottom Line – Fun Coen Brothers crime thriller that shows how talented they are. The story stays thrilling and engaging throughout which works so well. The film has some great twists along the way that enhance the story and elevate it higher than many other films with similar premises. The cast is superb with John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya and M. Emmett Walsh all giving powerful performances here. Love the way that this film utilizes sound in adding so much to the suspense of it all. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – On the advice of Sam Raimi, the Coens went door-to-door showing potential investors a two minute ‘trailer’ of the film they planned to make. They ultimately raised $750,000 in a little over a year, enough to begin production of the movie. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (slight downgrade from original review)

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