Devil in a Blue Dress

1995

Devil in a Blue Dress

Critics Consensus

Humor, interesting characters, and attention to details make the stylish Devil in a Blue Dress an above average noir.

88%

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Total Count: 57

70%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 10,474
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Movie Info

Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins is a decorated war hero who returns home to the segregation of post-war America. Forced to accept an under-the-table job finding a missing socialite, Easy is caught between the white power elite and the vibrant black community of Central Avenue. And as soon as Easy and his trigger-happy friend Mouse find the mysterious Daphne Monet, trouble follows.

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Cast

Denzel Washington
as Easy Rawlins
Tom Sizemore
as DeWitt Albright
Jennifer Beals
as Daphne Monet
Maury Chaykin
as Matthew Terell
Terry Kinney
as Todd Carter
Lisa Nicole Carson
as Coretta James
Jernard Burks
as Dupree Brouchard
David Wolos Fonteno
as Junior Fornay
Beau Starr
as Miller
Steven Randazzo
as Benny Giacomo
Scott Lincoln
as Richard McGee
L. Scott Caldwell
as Hattie Parsons
Joseph Latimore
as Frank Green
RJ Knoll
as Herman
Kai Lennox
as Football
Poppy Montgomery
as Barbara's Sister
Brendan Kelly
as Terell's Chauffeur
Peggy Rea
as Carter's Secretary
Brazylia Kotere
as Neighborhood Woman
Jeris Poindexter
as Alphonso Jenkins
Frank Davis
as Butcher
Matt Barry
as Cop in Car
Mark Cotone
as Cop in Station
Brian E. O'Neal
as John's Band/Singer
G. Smokey Campbell
as Nightclub Owner
J.D. Smith
as Pool Hall Owner
Nigel Gibbs
as Bootlegger
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Critic Reviews for Devil in a Blue Dress

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (50) | Rotten (7)

Audience Reviews for Devil in a Blue Dress

  • Feb 16, 2015
    The basic plot isn't terribly interesting, but it's racial politics are . . . it's unfortunate that Franklin and Washington never got to make a film series with this character as I have a feeling that it would be one of the rare times a sequel would improve upon the original.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • May 17, 2013
    Denzel does hokum in a very silly mystery that involves Jennifer Beals in a blue dress and a whole bunch of leaps of faith in plot.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    It's not the most exciting or interesting movie out there, and I noticed a homage or two to Chinatown, but thanks to a reliable story, some good acting, and, above all, impeccable direction from Carl Franklin, Devil In A Blue Dress is an enjoyable watch. It's a worthy addition to the neo-noir genre.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Sep 03, 2011
    It's not the most exciting or interesting movie out there, and I noticed a homage or two to Chinatown, but thanks to a reliable story, some good acting, and, above all, impeccable direction from Carl Franklin, Devil In A Blue Dress is an enjoyable watch. It's a worthy addition to the neo-noir genre.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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