Blood Simple. (1984) – Movie Review

April 21, 2014 12:21 pm by
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Overview

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

Cast

  • John Getz - Ray
  • Frances McDormand - Abby
  • Dan Hedaya - Julian Marty
  • M. Emmet Walsh - Private Detective Loren Visser

Director

  • Joel and Ethan Coen

Run Time

  • 99 min

Review

The Coens debut except for the clothes style is still as fresh in 2014 as it was in 1984. It introduced the world to the Coens twisting storylines, fully realized characters, and dark humour. M. Emmet Walsh steals the show, Dan Hedaya is pretty fine also.

Slow to start but finishes strong with a tense climax which in another directors hands could have been totally screwed up as it borders on cliched slasher flick material but the Coens get it spot on.

4.0 Stars (4.0 / 5)

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