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Devil in a Blue Dress Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 14, 2015
A baker's dozen of books featuring the character of Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins were penned by author Walter Mosley, and it's a shame the box office failure of Devil in a Blue Dress prevented any more mysteries from making the leap from page to screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 24, 2011
Stylish neo-noir.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
September 1, 2009
Invoking social realism more than pulp fiction, Carl Franklin's Devil in a Blue Dress is an innovative genre film on several counts.
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
March 26, 2009
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 13, 2008
In the aftermath of the Oscars, it now seems clear that Devil in a Blue Dress was one of the best films of 1995.
Susan Granger
September 4, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2006
Carl Franklin's unusually creative studio movie, boasting superlative acting from Denzel Washington and particularly newcomer Don Cheadle, reinvents a genre and a bygone era, in this case, Los Angeles circa 1948.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Sheer pleasure.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 29, 2005
Great, grand piece of modern noir, with a unique twist that rethinks the genre even as it honors its finest elements. Great performances all around.
| Original Score: 5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
March 24, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
September 23, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 7, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
January 13, 2004
A very complex and engrossing mystery, filled with wonderful period details.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 10, 2003
...a throwback to the gumshoe tales of the thirties and forties.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 16, 2003
Production design and acting aside, this film is less than one wants it to be.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2003
Monstrously funny and truly scary, Cheadle is handed a scene-stealing role and never hesitates to do it justice.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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.
| Original Score: 4/4
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
February 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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