"The most suspenseful American film of the year." —IndieWire
"The backwoods-gothic terrain may be familiar, but the jolts are doled out with an expert hand in BLUE RUIN, a lean and suspenseful genre piece that follows a bloody trail of vengeance to its cruel, absurd and logical conclusion." - Justin Chang, Variety
Winner, FIPRESCI Critics Prize, Cannes Film Festival.
A peaceful vagrant finds his quiet life upended by dreadful news and sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. With his second feature film, writer/director Jeremy Saulnier creates a classic American revenge story, crackling with sudden violence and black humor. The film maintains an impressive edge-of-your-seat pace through the script's surprising twists and turns and the efficient work of editor Julia Bloch. Beyond the thrills, Saulnier grounds the film's humanity in the captivating eyes of lead actor Macon Blair, eyes that never lose the burning intensity of righteous duty and overpowering fear.