Full Moon in Blue Water
Full Moon in Blue Water (1988)

Written by playwright Bill Bozzone, Full Moon in Blue Water stars Gene Hackman as Floyd, the owner of a small bar in a coastal Texas town. Floyd's emotional baggage is awesome: he has never recovered from the death of his wife, he is… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1988
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2002
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Funny and appealing, this is the kind of quiet and assured Hollywood movie that used to be more common in the 50s; the local flavor is caught perfectly, and every member of the cast shines.

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Kyle Counts
Hollywood Reporter

Quite simply, Hackman is the finest actor of his generation.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

"great stars in a mediocre comedy-drama"

Time Out

Low-key stuff with an assortment of eccentric rednecks, probably better suited to the small screen.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Full Moon in Blue Water is such a likable film in so many little ways that you want to forgive it for being so bad in so many big ones.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

In spite of the participation of a number of talented people, Full Moon in Blue Water is almost as immediately forgettable as its title.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The depressing and amateurish screenplay makes the lead character into a totally unsympathetic bozo.

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