Out of the Blue (No Looking Back)
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Out of the Blue (No Looking Back)
Out of the Blue captures the turbulence of youth culture of the early '80s by presenting a three-person nuclear family that is about to implode. In a prologue, Don Barnes (Dennis Hopper), a school bus driver, is drunkenly distracted one day behind the wheel, resulting in a horrible accident. He comes home from a stint in prison to find his wife, Kathy (Sharon Farrell), hooked on drugs and his now-teenaged daughter, Cindy (Linda Manz), sullen and remote. Don's old buddies are a fun-loving bunch who work only to afford to get high and party, and he seems to be falling back into his old… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In the late Dennis Hopper's mind a better film than Bertolucci's Luna and his own Easy Rider, the actor-director's brilliant, still shockingly subversive 1980 cherry bomb is as sad and unsettling as dysfunctional-family dramas come."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"Hopper's characters are in the realm of the irreparable; if the fervent acting occasionally overheats, the reckless emotions nonetheless convey the authentic struggle of personal experience."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Provides a jolting lesson in its conclusion about sex, drugs, and rock music."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Hopper keeps things light and off-the-cuff, allowing his performers free rein..."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Out of the Blue depicts us as strung-out survivors who symbolically punish our transgressors with ferocity and loud guitars."
‑ Joseph Jon Lanthier, Slant Magazine
"A weird movie that is dark and draining."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A genuinely alarming miasma of misplaced sexuality and rock 'n' roll fetishism."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
""...And into the black"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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