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Out of Blue Reviews

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September 11, 2019
Out of Blue could have been a detective story that leant into the clichés with reckless abandon and given its audience an interesting story, great performances and enough to keep them interested. Unfortunately, it fails on all accounts.
September 1, 2019
An ambitious attempt at thought-provoking neo-noir that only results in a painfully slow and flavorless affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
August 21, 2019
A sinewy and complex riff on the gumshoe thriller, the latest film from British director Carol Morley is her most ambitious and hypnotic to date.
August 19, 2019
Although the stellar cast is more compelling than the story itself, the science fiction elements make director Carl Morley's Out of Blue a unique homicide puzzle to piece together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 30, 2019
Out of Blue is a noir genre disaster and an unfortunate misfire for Patricia Clarkson
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 17, 2019
I just wasn't clear what it was I was supposed to be taking away from anything I had just watched.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 3, 2019
Like the dolorous heat of New Orleans, where the action takes place, the film's tone is too overbearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 1, 2019
It's sufficiently varied and colourful to keep you watching, yet -- despite all that deep science -- the plot has no profound mysteries, just veiled contrivances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 1, 2019
Viewers who like their mysteries to be solved, rather than merely mused upon, should prepare for bewilderment.
April 1, 2019
It's a police procedural that aims to be something more than that by adding another ethereal dimension: it has a slow, dreamlike, unreal atmosphere that becomes irritatingly tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 31, 2019
When a film-maker aims this high, how can one do anything but watch in wonder?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 30, 2019
There are moments when Carol Morley's fourth feature offers a fair approximation of early David Lynch or mid-period Nic Roeg
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2019
A glorious mess -- Clarkson is magnetic in a film over-stuffed with ideas. Still, the feeling of uneasiness I was left with is always worth seeking out in movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2019
Some gritty and evocative visual touches are overwhelmed by convoluted plotting in this muddled urban crime thriller.
March 29, 2019
Even if some of the smart-arse tricks don't come off, Out of Blue is always stylish and often compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2019
There's beauty and ample intrigue plus some enjoyable eccentricity but the tonal shifts are harder to predict than the killer, while the film's overarching intention is the real mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 29, 2019
A chaotic swirl of universes and ideas with an excellent lead performance from Clarkson, however the central narrative gets lost in the furious mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 29, 2019
A film can be really bad - that's fine and often fun. Brilliant actors can give bad performances and that's normal. But what is inexcusable is being boring. What is the point in offering nothing?
March 29, 2019
There's a black hole where the hardboiled plot should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 28, 2019
Strange and otherworldly, Clarkson may carry Out of Blue but this small film has got legs of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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