Out of Blue

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Out of Blue smolders without ever really sparking to life -- which, considering the source material and talent assembled, can only be considered a disappointment.

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The hunt for a killer draws a detective into an even larger mystery: the nature of the universe itself. Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is an unconventional New Orleans cop investigating the murder of renowned astrophysicist Jennifer Rockwell (Mamie Gummer), a black hole expert found shot to death in her observatory. As Mike tumbles down the rabbit hole of the disturbing, labyrinthine case, she finds herself grappling with increasingly existential questions of quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and exploding stars--cosmic secrets that may hold the key to unraveling the crime, while throwing into doubt her very understanding of reality. Awash in dreamlike, neo-noir atmosphere, this one-of-a-kind thriller is both a tantalizing whodunnit and a rich, metaphysical mind-bender.

Cast

Patricia Clarkson
as Mike Hoolihan
Jacki Weaver
as Miriam Rockwell
James Caan
as Colonel Tom Rockwell
Mamie Gummer
as Jennifer Rockwell
Aaron Tveit
as Tony Silvero
Yolonda Ross
as Janey Mac
Jonathan Majors
as Duncan Reynolds
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Critic Reviews for Out of Blue

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (40)

  • Viewers who like their mysteries to be solved, rather than merely mused upon, should prepare for bewilderment.

    April 1, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Even if some of the smart-arse tricks don't come off, Out of Blue is always stylish and often compelling.

    March 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
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  • Unfortunately, its odd mix of hard-boiled noir and cod-metaphysical waffle comes together in a way that defies you to take any of it seriously...

    March 28, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Out of Blue is a folly so lame and loopy that you want to help it across the road: possibly into a taxi to a care home.

    March 27, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • A twisted car wreckage, but without the element of voyeuristic fascination.

    March 27, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • For one of America's most unique and photogenic locales, the Crescent City is as wasted as Clarkson-so boring to look at that the whole movie could have just as well been shot in Toledo, Ohio.

    March 25, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

    Observer
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