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Out of Blue Reviews

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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
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.
April 30, 2019
Out of Blue is a noir genre disaster and an unfortunate misfire for Patricia Clarkson
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 7, 2019
The stars never fully align as the interesting threads Morley scatters about come to nothing in a dime-a-dozen ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
March 22, 2019
Sadly, this film resides in no man's land. Too somber to be much fun, it's also too dumb to be fully engrossing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 21, 2019
It makes for a more thoughtful experience than the average Law & Order episode, to be sure. The film also overreaches, though, winding up a bit disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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 17, 2019
It's an admirably earnest attempt at the metaphysical where we least expected, but also an unintentionally funny one as well.
Full Review | Original Score: D
March 26, 2019
The central mystery itself grows increasingly obvious as the film goes on, which resultantly means the second half of the film drags along until the ultimate revelations come out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 27, 2019
Morley's fussy neo-noir reveals an incapability to build a bridge between supernatural imagination and convincing drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 20, 2019
Tells a story of murder, philosophy, and physics, and none of it well.
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 28, 2019
With The Falling, Morley proved herself skilled at examining the human condition through a surreal lens. Here, she remains on the outside looking in, never offering a perspective on the philosophical meanderings of her characters beyond the surface.
March 22, 2019
Carol Morley's film wants to blow our minds, but it succeeds only at rousing our boredom.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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?
November 9, 2018
There isn't one shred of emotion during the whole film to help us invest-just yelling and stoicism alternating until naturalism is officially thrown out the window.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 25, 2019
A maudlin, incoherent snooze of a thriller that takes itself far too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 27, 2019
Though Out of Blue has ambition, it's not strange enough to continually beguile and doesn't leave its protagonist's discoveries open to interpretation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 17, 2018
If "Out of Blue" is meant sincerely, why is so little care given to psychology or plot? And if it's meant as pastiche, why isn't it more fun?
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