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147 Ratings

Blue Caprice

Directed by Alexandre Moors
United States, 2013
Crime, Drama


Blue Caprice is inspired by the Beltway sniper attacks during which two men, John Muhammed and Lee Malvo, conducted a siege of terror on the Washington, D.C. area. Their method: a series of random shootings in public places…

Blue Caprice Directed by Alexandre Moors
It’s the scariest thing I’ve seen in a theater in a long time and one of the best films of the year. This is Moors’s first feature, and he knows what he’s doing. The observational coolness has a gathering force… Moors seems to be working from a sense of moral duty more than conventional artistry. He amplifies your sense of fear. You spend the movie afraid of the viciousness both on the screen and beyond it.
September 20, 2013
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If those motivations seem chaotic, Moors and writer Ronnie Porto create a lucid atmosphere of simmering dissatisfaction and disorder that’s compelling and convincing. The two are further aided by charismatic turns from their leads, with Washington oozing malevolent, abusive psychosis, and Richmond displaying a quiet confusion and animosity that ultimately blossoms into amoral viciousness.
September 12, 2013
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Otherwise generally choosing to underplay the national-crisis angle, Moors exhumes yesterday’s news chiefly to highlight the makeshift-family dynamic at its core. A marvel of tone that’s as cold to the touch as its tarmac surfaces, Blue Caprice nonetheless comes to seem a little static in its psychology, with filial devotion never much in doubt, no matter how unsavory the patriarch’s demand.
September 11, 2013
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