AppsScraps Movie Reviews

Jan 13, 2011

Blood Simple

Release date: September 1984 (Deauville Film Festival)

This 1984 film landed the Coen brothers on the 'these-guys-are-hot' map. Directed by Joel and co-written with his brother Ethan, Blood Simple is a crime drama with a deliciously black angle. It stars a very young Frances McDormand as Abby, the wife of a very jealous and evil Texas bar owner Marty (Dan Hedaya). Thing is Abby is busy having an affair with one of Marty's barmen Ray (John Getz) and Marty hires a perfectly cast M. Emmett Walsh - a perfectly bent private detective named Visser - to investigate. The wicked plot that ensues is brilliantly played out. Misinterpretation, lying and deceit never looked so bloody good on film.

My rating 8 out of 10.

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