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A riveting first feature of startling maturity and intelligence. Read full review
The key question is whether this procedural—as in, here we watch killers proceed—contributes to any greater understanding. I believe it does. Read full review
Precision-honed performances and a nonsensationalistic approach distinguish this impressive first feature from French helmer Alexandre Moors, which avoids pat explanations as it offers a speculative glimpse into murderous minds. Read full review
The filmmakers are more interested in questioning what brings people to commit senseless and merciless acts than they are preoccupied with the historical record. Read full review
Blue Caprice is a cinematic punch to the gut, a mind-bending meditation on how to mold a killer, and one of the most potent and provocative true-crime movies ever made.
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Blue Caprice takes a minimalist, documentary-style approach that proves harrowingly effective. Read full review
Moors isolates a well-known drama with the fleeting nonfiction prologue and explores it from the inside out: It's not an attempted reenactment, but it does aim to get at certain truths. Read full review
Moors' film is at its best when it worries at notions of how evil is born, fostered and brought to bloom. Read full review
It finds no clear answers, but that suits both the horrific event and this haunting, elusive film. Read full review
Blue Caprice only spends a few minutes reenacting their crime — the movie shows us exactly how they did it in just a couple of scenes — because the facts of the case aren’t the movie’s focus. Instead, this lyrical, frightening film is a portrait of a man consumed by self-hatred who decided to take it out on the world. Read full review
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