In Cold Blood

This docudrama recreates a real life crime in which an entire family was brutally murdered by wandering gunmen. While on the run, the gunmen face not only the realities of their terrible crime but also their own earthly impermanence.
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Times (UK)
September 10, 2015 Truman Capote's non-fiction masterwork gets the film noir treatment from director Richard Brooks, with a slow dissection of "a crime that shocked a nation."
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Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 03, 2015 Chief among the film's distinctions are the beautiful gloom of Conrad Hall's monochromatic cinematography... There are the fearless, wonderfully contrasting performances by Robert Blake and Scott Wilson as the sociopathic killers.
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Little White Lies
September 11, 2015 Blake and Wilson give wonderfully natural performances: eerie in their casual attitude to murder but endearing in their open natures. In Cold Blood doesn't judge them but doesn't excuse them.
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Los Angeles Times
March 02, 2006 Hall's bleak vision, his gift for working with darkness and rain, rivals classic film noir of the 1940s and '50s in its visual mastery.
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Chicago Reader
January 01, 2000 An uneasy mixture of facile Freudianism and 40s expressionism.
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Chicago Sun-Times
June 18, 2002 Brooks' great achievement in the film is to portray Smith and Hickock as the unexceptional, dim-witted, morally adrift losers they were.
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Creative Loafing
November 28, 2015 Writer-director Richard Brooks' detached style allows for a non-exploitative presentation, and the contributions by cinematographer Conrad Hall and composer Quincy Jones are first-rate.
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Time Out
February 09, 2006 In contrast to Capote, whose obsessive documentation of the pair's every act betrays his fear than he (and his readers) could well do something similar, Brooks explains and sympathises away their act as being unique to them.
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Variety
April 08, 2008 A probing, sensitive, tasteful, balanced and suspenseful documentary-drama.
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New York Times
May 20, 2003 Excellent quasidocumentary, which sends shivers down the spine while moving the viewer to ponder.
Independent (UK)
September 11, 2015 It's both a "true crime" movie and a poetic account of two young men who, by committing an act of unspeakable brutality, unleash the furies against themselves.
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Examiner.com
July 01, 2016 Visually striking, with two astonishing lead performances, but it never quite plumbs the emotional depths of the Truman Capote source material.
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Annabelle: Creation
IMDb: 7
2017
109 min
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...