Powder Blue
Powder Blue (2009)

Ray Liotta, Forest Whitaker, and Jessica Biel topline this ensemble drama regarding intersecting lives on Christmas Eve from writer/director Timothy Linh Bui (Green Dragon). Liotta plays an ex-convict who tracks down his estranged daughter… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 8, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 26, 2009
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Melissa Anderson

Another Los Angeles-set multistrand drama "Crash"-es and burns.

Kam Williams
Sly Fox

A serendipitous erotic thriller reminiscent of Crash in the way that lots of Angelenos' lives intersect serendipitously, except that here the characters have a seedy strip club in common instead of car accidents.

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Erik Childress

Few will remember Powder Blue as a desperate copy job of Paul Thomas Anderson's brilliant Magnolia but rather as the film where Jessica Biel finally took it all off.

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Vadim Rizov
Village Voice

A movie full of egregiously overdramatic stupidities.

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Peter Sobczynski

They seem to be real and they are certainly spectacular--too bad that one can't say the same for the film featuring them.

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Geoff Berkshire

It's not likely [Biel] is comfortable with her nude scenes (which are neither lengthy nor discreet) being used as a selling point, but Bui fails to provide much else worth discussing.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Patrick Swayze's final feature film role as Wild Velvet strip club boss Velvet Larry is a flamboyant extravaganza

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Jason McKiernan

an embarrassing display of directorial exploitation and a waste of acting goodwill.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Japes .
LMAO! Who wrote this? Some of the worst writing I have ever seen in a movie. The plot made no sense and the script told most of the story, not the action which… More
Red Lats
I like interconnected movies. Powder Blue is just such a movie where the lives of a stripper, an ex-convict, an ex-priest and a mortician come together just… More
KJ Proulx
"Powder Blue" is the type of movie that everyone would love to hate! Personally, I think it is one of the more overshadowed films that were released… More
Chris Garman
Powder Blue is one of those films that takes a group of separate people, tell their story, and then tie it all together in the end. It all started with Magnolia… More
Dean King
One of those multi-layered, character films, whose lives overlap in one way or another. It has a fine cast, including Patrick Swayze's last role along side… More
Curtis Lilly
Way better than I expected. At first it seemed like another "real life sucks" movie, which I enjoy, but it ended very hopeful and nice for a change.… More