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26 Ratings


Directed by Ethan Hawke
United States, 2018
Biography, Drama, Music


The story of an unsung country music legend who gave up paradise for the sake of a song.

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Blaze Directed by Ethan Hawke

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2018 | Winner: U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award: Achievement in Acting

Critics reviews

Ethan Hawke’s considerable gifts as an actor—sensitivity, imagination, empathy—are all evident in this directorial effort, an ambitious, nonchronological biopic of little-known country singer Blaze Foley.
September 27, 2018
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Mr. Hawke is clearly motivated by nothing but affection for Blaze, Townes, Sybil and the state of Texas. He doesn’t so much scramble biopic conventions as allow himself and the audience to be distracted from them.
September 06, 2018
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In response to the deadening complacency that’s nurtured by a well-oiled three-act structure, Hawke places scenes inside of one another like nesting dolls, emulating an idea that was proffered in Waking Life, a film by Hawke’s frequent collaborator Richard Linklater, who has an amusing cameo here.
September 06, 2018
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