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Blue Ruin (2013)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  9 July 2014 (France)
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A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

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A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

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Revenge comes home

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language | See all certifications »

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Cenizas del pasado  »

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$32,608 (USA) (25 April 2014)

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$258,113 (USA) (20 June 2014)
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Blue Ruin is the colour of Kate Winslets characters hair in 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'. She mentions it soon after they first meet on the train. See more »

Goofs

When Dwight stops at the diner to inspect the parked cars, he tests the handle of the Chevrolet truck. The door is supposed to be locked, he goes on to bust the window out. However, when he tests the handle, the door opens a little bit, thus revealing that it wasn't locked in the first place. See more »

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Dwight: The keys are in the car... the keys are in the car... the keys are in the car.
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Red Eye
Performed by Meli Sul
Lyrics by Melanie Sullivan
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Musical Composition and Production by Linked-up Productions, © 2011
Produced by Askari and Harps
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Revenge of a novice !!
15 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie 'Blue Ruin' has received so much acclaim despite it lacking a star cast or any major publicity that I had to find out why. However once you have seen this film, it's easy to understand how this movie has captured the attention of so many people. Revenge thrillers are about a strong lead character who embarks on an impeccable road of destruction which is heroic and clinical, this is what we have come to expect but here we have something different. This movie follows a down and outer who returns home once he hears the murderer of his parents has been released. His aim is to take revenge which is something he has no preparation for and this leads to a series of tragic events. The film is riveting and compelling, with a real feel of the main character as he goes deeper and deeper into a path of self-destruction. This film is so different, you need to be patient with it and empathise with the lead character who makes some difficult decisions and is forced to bear the consequences.


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