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Blue Ruin (2013) Film Review | 100 Day Film Challenge- Day 98

I absolutely adored Green Room, director Jeremy Saulnier’s latest film, so I was super psyched to watch Blue Ruin. Unfortunately, it didn’t satisfy me as mush as I had hoped it would.

Blue Ruin is about a beach bum, who returns to his childhood abode to commit vengeance. Sadly lacking skills in the assassin category, he ends up putting himself, and his estranged family, in the sights of a group of criminals.

There is very little dialogue in this film, and the story is pretty straightforward. Macon Blair does an admirable job as the main character Dwight, and makes you care for his and his family’s well being. Sadly, the film’s story is so simple that it didn’t hang around with me after the credits rolled.

Like Green Room, Blue Ruin isn’t afraid to show brutality and gore. If you’re squeamish, you’ll want to avoid this film. I personally adored how grisly the film was, but some will find it a turn off.

This is a thrilling, visceral film that focuses mainly on one character and his screw ups. The story is simple and there’s very little dialogue, but if you can stomach it, it’s a worthy watch.

Verdict: 3.5/5

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