When a reclusive vagrant returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of revenge, he finds himself in a desperate fight to protect his estranged family, which leads him to discover unsettling truths about their traumatic past.
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This is a perfect film. Normally I have jokes and what not, but this is a perfect film. There is absolutely not one moment of this masterpiece where you aren't on the edge of your seat. Gorgeous, excellently acted, restrained and at the same time insanely explosive. Jeremy Saulnier and Macon Blair have crafted something that should (and hopefully will) be listed with the best thrillers ever made. Fucking perfect.
I thought this film was brilliant. The pace was good, the cinematography was good, the writing was good. Too often, trite, unneeded backstory is moulded on for poor minds, but this was just a story of revenge. Pure and simple. The desperation, fear and pain written on Blair's face was sublime. Sometimes, the best films - for me - are the simplest and most beautiful.
Astonishingly intense, brutally violent, and masterfully executed, Jeremy Saulnier has crafted a perfectly haunting revenge tale. Macon Blair as Dwight is a revelation, a new breed of anti-hero who is as clever as he is weak. Nothing in Blue Ruin is false. This is how people talk, this is how things can go from bad to worse in a second, this is the world we live in. Violence begets violence like never before.
Dwight has to be the luckiest, stupidest hobo I have ever seen in any film. He gets out of impossibly messy situations whenever the plot needs it! Directed and photographed by Jeremy Saulnier (who crowd-funded his debut feature over at Kickstarter), BLUE RUIN is an arthouse-styled revenge film about America, guns, poverty, weird suburban families and how not to send a postcard. Though not necessarily in that order.
A very well-made, low-budget film. Much love for funding the project through kickstarter, and the end result does not disappoint. Jeremy Saulner perfectly subverts the stereotypical lead character we often see in revenge flicks. The beauty of this movie is its simplicity, and the intense violence is quite memorable.