Out of the Blue Reviews

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Dark, realistic drama with excellent performances, especially Linda Manz'; and using Neil Young's My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) to great effect.

    Dark, realistic drama with excellent performances, especially Linda Manz'; and using Neil Young's My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) to great effect.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    an OK film from dennis hopper about a punk girl who takes revenge on her crappy family sort of an indie vibe

    an OK film from dennis hopper about a punk girl who takes revenge on her crappy family sort of an indie vibe

  • Mar 17, 2019

    Tough to descibe this film. A teenage girl who worships Elvis and is looking forward to her father getting out of prison. Ends rather dramatically. It's certainly unforgettable.

    Tough to descibe this film. A teenage girl who worships Elvis and is looking forward to her father getting out of prison. Ends rather dramatically. It's certainly unforgettable.

  • Apr 27, 2015

    'Out of the Blue' is a powerful story that portraits the tribulations of small town and family life through the eyes of a confused teenager. In my opinion, 'confusion' is what Denis Hopper wants to highlight - the confusion of finding an identity in a small town (the main character is a punk rocker who listens to Elvis), the confusion and insecurity of the 'future of the world holds' on the height of a post modern decadence and, of course, the confusion of the main character's sexuality. The film is clearly influenced by its historical period, which had yet to establish a defined subculture, as well as depicting the use of heroine almost as a recreational drug, rather than a life-style (the impact of heroine on society had yet to be fully assessed, one supposes). All its component make 'Out of the Blue' an interesting document of its time; it creates a gloomy, almost apocalyptic mood which takes nothing for granted. The morality of the characters is fluid leaving the viewers to find their own 'bad' and 'good' guys. Neil Young's 'Rust Never Sleeps' used as soundtrack, given its stand alone significance, enhances the film hugely. The scene of the Rubbish Dump, where Hopper is operating a digger surrounding by seagles, with the song 'Thrashers' by Young is the background is an eloquent representation of the apprehensions for the (then) new decade (the 80's) by the common man.

    'Out of the Blue' is a powerful story that portraits the tribulations of small town and family life through the eyes of a confused teenager. In my opinion, 'confusion' is what Denis Hopper wants to highlight - the confusion of finding an identity in a small town (the main character is a punk rocker who listens to Elvis), the confusion and insecurity of the 'future of the world holds' on the height of a post modern decadence and, of course, the confusion of the main character's sexuality. The film is clearly influenced by its historical period, which had yet to establish a defined subculture, as well as depicting the use of heroine almost as a recreational drug, rather than a life-style (the impact of heroine on society had yet to be fully assessed, one supposes). All its component make 'Out of the Blue' an interesting document of its time; it creates a gloomy, almost apocalyptic mood which takes nothing for granted. The morality of the characters is fluid leaving the viewers to find their own 'bad' and 'good' guys. Neil Young's 'Rust Never Sleeps' used as soundtrack, given its stand alone significance, enhances the film hugely. The scene of the Rubbish Dump, where Hopper is operating a digger surrounding by seagles, with the song 'Thrashers' by Young is the background is an eloquent representation of the apprehensions for the (then) new decade (the 80's) by the common man.

  • Oct 12, 2014

    Dennis Hopper is a master.

    Dennis Hopper is a master.

  • Jun 03, 2013

    O verdadeiro filme de ressaca dos anos 70 diz muito sobre a auto-destruição do punk-rock e sobre a incrível presença de Linda Manz, mas vacila no exagero dos últimos 10/15 minutos.

    O verdadeiro filme de ressaca dos anos 70 diz muito sobre a auto-destruição do punk-rock e sobre a incrível presença de Linda Manz, mas vacila no exagero dos últimos 10/15 minutos.

  • Feb 17, 2013

    Really stark and tensely, raggedly drawn familial/cultural desolation. Linda Manz and Dennis Hopper are each compellingly off the rails from the outset. But ultimately it seems more heavy-handed than poetic.

    Really stark and tensely, raggedly drawn familial/cultural desolation. Linda Manz and Dennis Hopper are each compellingly off the rails from the outset. But ultimately it seems more heavy-handed than poetic.

  • Oct 27, 2012

    Pretty depressing story about a teen who decides murder-suicide is the end solution in dealing with her dysfunctional drug using mother and alcoholic father, who just returned home from prison. Serious film about people who should not have kids.

    Pretty depressing story about a teen who decides murder-suicide is the end solution in dealing with her dysfunctional drug using mother and alcoholic father, who just returned home from prison. Serious film about people who should not have kids.

  • May 15, 2012

    Wow. Pretty much unforgettable.

    Wow. Pretty much unforgettable.

  • Apr 12, 2012

    Remains one of the most under-seen and wildly overlooked films in the history of cinema. Hits you where it hurts. A harrowing masterpiece. It may be the best thing Hopper was ever a part of.

    Remains one of the most under-seen and wildly overlooked films in the history of cinema. Hits you where it hurts. A harrowing masterpiece. It may be the best thing Hopper was ever a part of.