Blue Collar
Blue Collar (1978)

Three guys, two African-American and one Polish, work on the production line in a Detroit automobile factory, and they are fed-up with the conditions. It dawns on them that their workers' union is doing them no greater good than their… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 8, 2000
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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A dark-tinged prole caper, a crimson tableau of impotent wrath

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's intense, well-acted, gives one a good idea about everyday factory life and offers a clear-sighted muckraking take on blue collar types ...

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Although the film does not tell us how to break out of the plantations we know too well, it does give us a vivid sense of the problems and the pitfalls of those who try.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
El Hombre Invisible
Director Paul Schrader's film explores a little of what was wrong with the working class in the late '70s. Inflation, unemployment, corruption and… More
Danny Rovira
A Powerhouse drama, and a especially impressive directorial debut for Paul Schrader that is intelligent and well observed, about three Detroit automobile… More
Anthony Lawrie
Richard Pryor in unfamiliar territory in a very serious role but brilliantly executed. Blue Collar is both Gritty and kick ass, a great slice of late 70?s life… More
Stephen Earnest
"Blue Collar" proves yet again that Paul Schrader is one of the greatest, most underrated film makers out there; a man whose films are so consistently… More
Lesley N
Surprisingly good and gritty 70's drama about three carworkers, Yaphet Kotto, Harvey Keitel, & a straight-playing Richard Prior, trying to stick it to… More
Brian R
Paul Schrader's debut picture and his first masterpiece. Although Schrader did have a very difficult time directing and breaking down his self esteem on… More