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: MA15+90 minsUSA
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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.

Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
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
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

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
Variety

Variety

press

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

Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
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
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

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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