Blue Ruin (2013)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller

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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.




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  • Macon Blair in Blue Ruin (2013)
  • Blue Ruin (2013)
  • Macon Blair in Blue Ruin (2013)
  • Blue Ruin (2013)
  • Macon Blair in Blue Ruin (2013)

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Jeremy Saulnier


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25 April 2014 | brendan-821-654855
| Excellent Indie slow burner
Apart from a few forgivable imperfections (remember, this is a debut film, after all), Blue Ruin is an excellent Indie drama/thriller.

I disagree with the previous reviewer who referred to this as a movie with multiple and constant plot twists - what you get in Blue Ruin aren't actually plot twists, instead they are merely plot developments presented in a story that is told in a fashion that is not strictly linear.

This is a well shot (some creative use of visual techniques and shot selections in this film), well written, engaging film that draws you in and keeps you watching right to the very end, despite the fact that it deliberately takes in time in various places.

I couldn't help but think of Take Shelter when I watched this film - both movies have a similar stylistic sensibility, where things are not overplayed, and the lead protagonist has an eccentricity and vulnerability about them that you just can't look away from.

A great film, well worthy of the 90 minutes it takes to get through, and a clear sign that this filmmaker has a very successful future ahead of him.

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Release Date:

9 July 2014



Country of Origin

USA, France

Filming Locations

Virginia, USA

Box Office


$420,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,608 27 April 2014

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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