Blue Caprice
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The striking feature film debut of writer-director Alexandre Moors, BLUE CAPRICE is a harrowing yet restrained psychological thriller about an abandoned boy lured to America into the shadows of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by true events, BLUE CAPRICE investigates the notorious and horrific Beltway sniper attacks from the point of view of the two killers, whose distorted father-son relationship facilitated their long and bloody journey across America. Marked by captivating performances by Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond, lyrical camerawork, and a unique and bold structure, BLUE… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"Coolly controlled and extremely well-acted."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"If Moors and Porto were aiming for gun-debate relevance, they've failed; "Blue Caprice" has nothing to say about a society plagued by violence, nor does it focus on mental illness as a probable cause."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Blue Caprice lays out the details of a terrible time for Americans."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Blue Caprice is a fascinating character study and a fictionalized, human look at two people who went on a murderous rampage and killed innocent people for their beliefs."
‑ Kevin Kelly, Film School Rejects
"By no means a pleasant or enjoyable experience. But... it's certainly a rewarding and memorable piece of cinema."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Spare yet deeply atmospheric, the film is charged with dreadful fatalism."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The film's a character piece with a tightening noose of suspense, and while it has its artsy-indie-dawdly moments, it's disturbing in ways that aren't easy to shake."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"...a half-baked endeavor that's unable to entirely live up to the promise of its setup and stellar performances."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Despite its stars giving mesmerizing performances, failed to entertain or educate us more about psychopathic serial killers."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Haunting and less than riveting, but jarring nonetheless."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"This lyrical, frightening film is a portrait of a man consumed by self-hatred who decided to take it out on the world."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
""Blue Caprice" doesn't offer the sense of catharsis or closure, let alone new information, that makes it more than a cold, if disciplined, directorial exercise."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"It may be too much slow-burning style for those looking for true-crime substance only, but a cool patience is what drives Blue Caprice."
‑ Michael Smith, Tulsa World
"This is a low-key film with a deliberate pace. It is dark and chilling in its atmosphere with danger lurking all along the way. It depicts two people on the outside looking in with anger and hunger and evil intent."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Disturbing drama speculates on D.C. shooters' lives"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
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