Blow the Man Down Reviews

March 27, 2020
It is really singular and unique and cool and strange and very ambitious.
March 21, 2020
I thought it had a very vivid sense of place... It has some smart dialogue and some very offbeat characters.
March 20, 2020
"Blow the Man Down" creates a well-realized world with layers that keep revealing themselves. You don't want to live there, but it's well worth a visit.
March 20, 2020
In its own gentle but sure-eyed way, this movie cuts deliciously deep.
March 20, 2020
Which is fine, because the movie's pretty great - not quite "Fargo" with lobsters but close enough, and about as good as regional filmmaking gets.
March 20, 2020
Blow the Man Down isn't an earth-shaker, but it's a small pleasure that makes you wish for more from its filmmakers, and soon.
March 20, 2020
Although there are some structural and pacing issues, the film as a whole works by doing David Lynch's favorite trick: finding the rot underlying the seemingly placid exterior of small town America.
March 20, 2020
A compelling cinematic world that lingers in the memory.
March 19, 2020
A briny Northeastern noir powered by women with secrets, "Blow the Man Down" is a pleasantly spiky slinging of small-town sin that should prove to be eminently companionable viewing for these sequestered, streamable times.
March 19, 2020
It serves handily as a staycation inside whatever walls currently proscribe your field of vision.
March 19, 2020
The result is intriguing enough to make you wonder what these writer-directors might accomplish if they applied their vision to a more expansive canvas.
March 18, 2020
"Blow the Man Down" is not a masterpiece that will change your life, but you've probably had your life changed enough lately.
May 8, 2019
This atmospheric, expertly crafted little New England noir has droll dialogue, a female empowerment theme and a sly use of crime elements.
May 2, 2019
Everybody has secrets, nobody is innocent and the fun lies in watching it all play out in a subtle noir where the dames run the show and there's nary a hard-boiled Bogart-type to be found.
May 2, 2019
The film is smartly assembled, making the most of a limited indie budget and building a compelling world to boot.
April 28, 2019
The movie is clever enough to hold you, even when you wish it had taken the extra step and gone full Patricia Highsmith.