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248 Ratings

In the Electric Mist

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
United States, France, 2009
Crime, Drama, Thriller


Louisiana detective and recovering alcoholic Dave Robicheaux is on the trail of a serial killer, his efforts thwarted by John Goodman and Ned Beatty, the larger-than-life power brokers of the area. As the past haunts the present, he is led into a series of surreal encounters.

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In the Electric Mist Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

Critics reviews

Like a bullet deflected, In the Electric Mist lands close to target, but is ultimately repelled. The end hilariously, ingeniously, quotes the final shot of The Shining; the film’s references to the American Civil War, to slavery, to segregation, to Vietnam and finally to Katrina in this Louisiana-set detective tale indeed aims more directly at America’s bloody past than that most allusive of Kubrick films, but despite the ambition and the plot’s mobility, the film cannot seem to find itself.
February 08, 2009
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