Blame Reviews

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August 21, 2020
he film plays with a lot of high-school film tropes, but is smart enough to subvert them just enough to keep it feeling fresh.
June 28, 2018
Quinn Shephard just about does it all and proves to be a revelation.
May 17, 2018
It's a shame because as moving wallpaper to put on during a party Blame! would be great, but as a story that's going to keep you engaged and awake, it fails on every narrative level.
February 24, 2018
Quinn Shephard's Blame utilizes The Crucible in an inventive way, focusing on high school dynamics and the angst that comes with finding one's identity early in life while also avoiding the cliches that typically come with that subject.
February 20, 2018
A lot of what doesn't fully work in Blame can be attributed to the fact it's a first time screenplay from a young talent - and talented she is. The movie will put a new set of eyes on Shephard, creating a calling card for future projects.
January 12, 2018
I love the way Blame captures the kaleidoscopic emotional experience of being a teenage girl, one moment ecstatic and exuberant, the next dreamy and dark, the next angry and despairing.
January 12, 2018
Well-acted high-school drama has lots of edgy behavior.
January 10, 2018
Blame is such a tremendously accomplished triumph that the important thing worth recognizing is what a great achievement it is that it was made and made so well too. Shephard has a long promising career in her future and we can't wait to see what it holds
January 10, 2018
At the heart of it, Blame is more than just a competently-shot movie - it's a love letter pulled from a time-capsule, its ink blotchy and not curated for nostalgia.
January 8, 2018
This is a dark, sharply crafted and ultimately touching drama on teenage angst, as well as female camaraderie and rivalry, written with the kind of artistic maturity it takes many filmmakers years to acquire and hone.
January 6, 2018
Flaws inside, whatever Quinn Shephard takes part in next will be anxiously awaited
January 5, 2018
It's a story where, perhaps, there's enough guilt to go around. But the credit for telling it goes completely to a bright young talent.
January 5, 2018
Blame crackles with fires within fires.
January 5, 2018
Shephard has a lively eye for the neurotic ripples of high-school society, but her most audacious gambit is to dare to place the audience in a grey zone between innocence and judgment ...
January 4, 2018
A strong filmmaking debut from the multi-talented Quinn Shephard.
January 4, 2018
It's a deliberate film, and a brilliantly constructed one as well. We definitely haven't heard the last of Quinn Shephard.
January 2, 2018
It's impressive enough that 22-year-old Quinn Shephard wrote, directed, produced, edited and stars in the high-school melodrama "Blame." It's almost a bonus that the movie's good.
August 31, 2017
If this confident movie is unsure of anything it's how much of the cleaning to do before the credits and how much to leave for the audience.
May 14, 2017
An engaging debut that subverts the male gaze that might be associated with this kind of teacher/student relationship drama.
May 4, 2017
Quinn Shephard. Write that name down, commit it to memory, you'll be hearing a lot more about it -- particularly once people get a look at this brutally intelligent and dazzlingly visceral high school drama.
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