Blue Caprice - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Blue Caprice Reviews

Page 1 of 4
Simon Miraudo
March 16, 2014
Blue Caprice lays out the details of a terrible time for Americans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
September 19, 2013
Despite the solid performances from Washington and Richmond, we get a little bored and begin waiting to see what will happen (or, more precisely, how the filmmakers will handle the ending) ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Tallerico
September 26, 2013
The movie never gets beyond the most iconic image that gives it a name; never digging deep enough into these characters to register as something human instead of a filmmaking experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5.0
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 7, 2013
Thoughtful performances and grim visual elegance aren't enough to save this portrait of abuse and control twisted into banal evil from becoming too banal to have much bite.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 10, 2013
Despite its stars giving mesmerizing performances, failed to entertain or educate us more about psychopathic serial killers.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
September 26, 2013
Although the actors are fine, writer-director Alexandre Moors's feature debut suffers from a lulling tonal sameness.
Top Critic
Matt Zoller Seitz
September 13, 2013
The end product is a psychological thriller that's light on thrills and psychology.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Dana Stevens
September 12, 2013
I understand Moors' impulse to avoid both tidy moral explanations and sensationalistic gore, but we don't spend long enough with either victims or perpetrators to get a sense of what those terrible few weeks in Washington were like.
Top Critic
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
September 11, 2013
It's not an easy sit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
September 10, 2013
This hybrid of a character study and a true-crime account is well-acted and suitably tense, but lacks a deeper resonance.
Top Critic
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
September 13, 2013
The movie substitutes milky, washed-out color and funereal music for insight.
Top Critic
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
September 26, 2013
"Blue Caprice" doesn't offer the sense of catharsis or closure, let alone new information, that makes it more than a cold, if disciplined, directorial exercise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
September 26, 2013
If Moors and Porto were aiming for gun-debate relevance, they've failed; "Blue Caprice" has nothing to say about a society plagued by violence, nor does it focus on mental illness as a probable cause.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Danny King
Paste Magazine
September 12, 2013
A good example of responsible, well-intentioned true-crime filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.8/10
Travis Hopson
September 12, 2013
While Blue Caprice is basically a character study, the fury of the killing spree is captured in quick and vivid brutality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Matthew Kassel
New York Observer
September 4, 2013
The most frightening monster movie of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Will Leitch
September 10, 2013
The film attempts to reconstruct the Beltway sniper terror from the inside out. This is what the terror really was: This is how it can happen, anywhere. And that's what's most terrifying of all.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered
September 29, 2013
In presenting no easy answers or a clear motive for the actions of our two doomed leads, Blue Caprice paints a portrait of disillusionment gone awry and a bond steeped in impending tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Tomas Hachard
Slant Magazine
March 16, 2013
The filmmakers are more interested in questioning what brings people to commit senseless and merciless acts than they are preoccupied with the historical record.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Beck
September 12, 2013
It's rather impressive that this is Alexandre Moors' first feature film and Ronnie Porto's first screenplay. Their portrait of these killers could very well get under your skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Page 1 of 4