Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue (1982)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 27, 1999
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

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.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Provides a jolting lesson in its conclusion about sex, drugs, and rock music.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

Hopper keeps things light and off-the-cuff, allowing his performers free rein...

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Out of the Blue depicts us as strung-out survivors who symbolically punish our transgressors with ferocity and loud guitars.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A weird movie that is dark and draining.

J. Hoberman
Village Voice

A genuinely alarming miasma of misplaced sexuality and rock 'n' roll fetishism.

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Fernando F. Croce

"...And into the black

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
"Out of the Blue" is almost fantastic. A key comeback project for Dennis Hopper, it was his third directed feature after the mega-hit "Easy… More