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Devil in a Blue Dress Reviews

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January 1, 2000
A hoary Chinatown knock-off wrapped in a seductively novel black-culture veneer, with a dash of Laura added for bad measure.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
January 12, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
April 12, 2002
A bland, workaday detective flick.
September 29, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 12, 2017
It's a great mystery, filled suspense and doesn't fail to highlight the relationship between cops and Black folks, especially men, during this era.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 28, 2018
Competent, and at times compelling, Carl Franklin's pedestrian neo-noir Devil in a Blue Dress boasts a syzygy of talent that keeps it going.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 18, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
I liked the movie without quite being caught up in it: I liked the period, tone and look more than the story, which I never really cared much about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
While Devil in a Blue Dress never develops the taut momentum of Franklin's previous effort, One False Move, it maintains audience involvement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 4.5/5
July 27, 2002
Totally slick noir throwback.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2005
Great, grand piece of modern noir, with a unique twist that rethinks the genre even as it honors its finest elements. Great performances all around.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 5, 2018
Carl Franklin (One False Move) is a good-and-getting-better director.
March 26, 2009
Entering the main flow of the story relatively late, Don Cheadle steals all his scenes as a live-wire, trigger-happy old buddy of Easy's from Texas, while Sizemore and Mel Winkler, as colorful underworld figures, make strong impressions.
January 1, 2000
Washington slipped into the role of Easy like it was a suit cut just for him.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
June 13, 2008
In the aftermath of the Oscars, it now seems clear that Devil in a Blue Dress was one of the best films of 1995.
January 1, 2000
The fascinating bits of racial history that director Carl Franklin has folded into the vibrant milieu of a post-World War II Los Angeles pushes his Devil in a Blue Dress somewhat beyond the usual nostalgia/noir status.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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