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BLUE RUIN (15) HOMELESS drifter Dwight (Macon Blair) lives in a rusted blue Pontiac down by the beach. One morning, he is shepherded into the local police station where Officer Eddy (Sidne Anderson) delivers some dire news: Will Cleland (David W Thompson), the man who is serving time for murdering Dwight's parents, is to be released from prison.

BLUE RUIN (15) HOMELESS drifter Dwight (Macon Blair) lives in a rusted blue Pontiac down by the beach. One morning, he is shepherded into the local police station where Officer Eddy (Sidne Anderson) delivers some dire news: Will Cleland (David W Thompson), the man who is serving time for murdering Dwight's parents, is to be released from prison.

Eddy's revelation shakes Dwight out of his self-pitying fug and he tidies his appearance then drives back to West Virginia to dole out what he perceives as justice to Will.

Eddy's revelation shakes Dwight out of his self-pitying fug and he tidies his appearance then drives back to West Virginia to dole out what he perceives as justice to Will.

This crusade imperils Dwight's estranged sister Sam (Amy Hargreaves) and her two children. Thankfully, old school pal Ben (Devin Ratray) has a stash of firearms to fend off any retaliation from Will's hillbilly brethren.

This crusade imperils Dwight's estranged sister Sam (Amy Hargreaves) and her two children. Thankfully, old school pal Ben (Devin Ratray) has a stash of firearms to fend off any retaliation from Will's hillbilly brethren.

Anchored by a tour-de-force central performance from Blair, whose mournful stare instantly curries sympathy, Blue Ruin is an impeccably crafted revenge thriller that breathes new life into a well-worn genre.

Anchored by a tour-de-force central performance from Blair, whose mournful stare instantly curries sympathy, Blue Ruin is an impeccably crafted revenge thriller that breathes new life into a well-worn genre.

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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 7, 2014
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