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Blue Caprice Reviews

December 30, 2013
Coolly controlled and extremely well-acted.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2013
Spare yet deeply atmospheric, the film is charged with dreadful fatalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 4, 2013
The film creates one of the most chillingly becalmed portraits of insanity I've seen.
September 27, 2013
This lyrical, frightening film is a portrait of a man consumed by self-hatred who decided to take it out on the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
September 26, 2013
The film's a character piece with a tightening noose of suspense, and while it has its artsy-indie-dawdly moments, it's disturbing in ways that aren't easy to shake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
September 26, 2013
Although the actors are fine, writer-director Alexandre Moors's feature debut suffers from a lulling tonal sameness.
September 26, 2013
Moors is neither showy nor exploitative in his telling of the story. He just lays out the details, making "Blue Caprice" not just a story of horror, but of tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2013
The grainy texture of the imagery is darkly arresting. Isaiah Washington is charismatic and fearsome, channeling a toxic mix of compassion and rage.
September 19, 2013
The entire movie is an experiment in disturbance -- that of the characters, as well as the audience. The results are nerve-racking, and resonant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
September 19, 2013
Don't miss it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 16, 2013
Blue Caprice takes a true story of violence and panic and tells it in the most artful, understated manner imaginable - which makes its events even more powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 13, 2013
The movie substitutes milky, washed-out color and funereal music for insight.
September 13, 2013
The end product is a psychological thriller that's light on thrills and psychology.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 13, 2013
It's the exploration of their human frailty and their brokenness, and the step-by-step examination of the events that would lead to this barbarity, that give Blue Caprice its intensity.
September 13, 2013
May be a frustrating film for viewers looking for a straight piece of historical fiction...This is no photograph, but an impressionistic sketch of the communicability of evil - and in that respect it's a powerful piece of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
September 12, 2013
Viewers may crave more anatomy of murder, but unlike Mr. Muhammad, Mr. Moors isn't on a mission. What he and his actors are interested in is character.
September 12, 2013
To the relief of the public around the District of Columbia, the Beltway sniper case was solved a long time ago. But in some respects, Mr. Moors's haunting film suggests, it is still a mystery.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
September 12, 2013
Blue Caprice, propelled by the rending, riveting performances of Washington and Richmond, hits hard. It means to shake you and does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 12, 2013
Moors turns the project into something of an art film, requiring patience for repetitive editing and slow-burn scenes before the movie ultimately works itself under your skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 2013
In search of answers for why a man and his surrogate son terrorized Washington, D.C., with a sniper rifle in October 2002, Blue Caprice proffers an intimate portrait devoid of sympathy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 11, 2013
It's not an easy sit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2013
The tragedy, the fresh revelation of Blue Caprice is in seeing this boy with all such humanity stolen from him.
September 4, 2013
The most frightening monster movie of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 4, 2013
The strongest film I've seen in the first couple of days at Sundance is the riveting thriller "Blue Caprice," which should put first-time director Alexandre Moors on the map and win him some studio offers.
February 1, 2013
"Blue Caprice" displays a willingness to stand apart from judgement and strike an investigative gaze.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 1, 2013
The filmmakers have made a smart, sobering movie that speculates with compelling detachment on how the abhorrent urge to take innocent lives might evolve.
January 22, 2013
Blue Caprice is a chillingly plausible and responsibly handled attempt to dramatize the disturbing bond between the two men behind the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks.