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Out of Blue Reviews

April 1, 2019
Viewers who like their mysteries to be solved, rather than merely mused upon, should prepare for bewilderment.
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 28, 2019
Unfortunately, its odd mix of hard-boiled noir and cod-metaphysical waffle comes together in a way that defies you to take any of it seriously...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 27, 2019
Out of Blue is a folly so lame and loopy that you want to help it across the road: possibly into a taxi to a care home.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 27, 2019
A twisted car wreckage, but without the element of voyeuristic fascination.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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March 25, 2019
For one of America's most unique and photogenic locales, the Crescent City is as wasted as Clarkson-so boring to look at that the whole movie could have just as well been shot in Toledo, Ohio.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 22, 2019
A detached motion picture, and it's hard to get away with that clinical approach and still adhere to a thriller format.
March 22, 2019
[Out of the Blue] tries too hard to both be a part of -- and comment on -- the genre of crime stories, and does not succeed at either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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March 21, 2019
It's bold and occasionally maddening, but there's not much other genre fare like it right now.
March 21, 2019
"Out of Blue" doesn't strike out only as an adaptation. What it offers on its own is tepid and predictable.
March 20, 2019
The plodding "Out of Blue" isn't out of ideas - just out of gas.
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?
September 11, 2018
Part police procedural, part supernatural thriller, part lesson in metaphysics and all neo-noir, Carol Morley's Out of Blue never gels into a convincing whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 10, 2018
Out of Blue is one of those films you're not sure if you really enjoyed viewing, but you're immensely glad that it exists, cheered to know the film industry still has room for maverick, boundary-smudging work like this.
September 10, 2018
Morley sustains a vibe of low-key Lynchian weirdness throughout, enough to keep your mind from wandering even as the investigation meanders this way and that.
September 8, 2018
A flawed film, but a valuable one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5