Devil in a Blue Dress 1995

Devil in a Blue Dress

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

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In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins (Denzel Washington) is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright (Tom Sizemore), a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman named Daphne Monet (Jennifer Beals), who he suspects is hiding out in one of the city's black jazz clubs. Strapped for money and facing house payments, Easy takes the job, but soon finds himself in over his head.

Cast & Crew

Denzel Washington
Ezekiel 'Easy' Rawlins
Tom Sizemore
DeWitt Albright
Jennifer Beals
Daphne Monet
Don Cheadle
Raymond 'Mouse' Alexander
Maury Chaykin
Matthew Terell
Terry Kinney
Todd Carter
Albert Hall
Degan Odell
Jernard Burks
Dupree Brouchard
Walter Mosley
Writer
Jonathan Demme
Executive Producer
Edward Saxon
Executive Producer
Elmer Bernstein
Original Music
Tak Fujimoto
Cinematographer
Carole Kravetz-Aykanian
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Critic Reviews for Devil in a Blue Dress

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (52) | Rotten (7)

  • Carl Franklin (One False Move) is a good-and-getting-better director.

    January 5, 2018 | Full Review…

    Carol Buckland

    CNN.com
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  • Quote not available.

    September 7, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • The evocation of that vanished world is alone worth the price of admission. But this classically built genre movie has plenty else to offer, not least of which is Franklin's solid, measured craftsmanship.

    July 6, 2010 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Newsweek
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  • Entering the main flow of the story relatively late, Don Cheadle steals all his scenes as a live-wire, trigger-happy old buddy of Easy's from Texas, while Sizemore and Mel Winkler, as colorful underworld figures, make strong impressions.

    March 26, 2009

    Todd McCarthy

    Variety
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  • Sheer pleasure.

    January 26, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
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  • The role of Easy looks as tailor-made for Mr. Washington as his suit, and it shows off the full effect of this actor's movie-star dazzle.

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 4/4

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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