Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
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  1. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Sep 12, 2013
    60
    Director Alexandre Moors turns the project into something of an art film, requiring patience for repetitive editing and slow-burn scenes before the movie ultimately works itself under your skin.
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Sep 10, 2013
    60
    Blue Caprice is probably what more post-9/11 cinema should have been: desperate for explanations, inchoate and wrapped in unspoken loneliness. Even though we can stomach it better a decade later, we’re still not healed.
  3. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Sep 19, 2013
    50
    Blue Caprice tells its story in fragments, a provocative strategy that sometimes works to chilling effect, sometimes not.
  4. 50
    The movie substitutes milky, washed-out color and funereal music for insight. The murders are purposely un-fluid: When you see Mohammad or Malvo take a shot, you don’t see the impact of the bullet. When you see the victim struck, you don’t see the shooter.
  5. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    Sep 12, 2013
    50
    For all its tasteful spareness and eerie, diaphanous mood, Blue Caprice feels, in the end, insubstantial. It’s a true-crime story that illustrates little about the crime in question and a character study whose characters, even when haunting, remain stubbornly opaque.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 16, 2014
    4
    BLUE CAPRICE is a slow, meandering, quiet and brooding character study that does not translate into any insight or depth. This is just a lotBLUE CAPRICE is a slow, meandering, quiet and brooding character study that does not translate into any insight or depth. This is just a lot of stuff. Then it ends. Full Review »
  2. Mar 2, 2014
    6
    This is film that while put together well doesn't deal with the underlying reasons for this evil just to say that John Allen Muhammad feltThis is film that while put together well doesn't deal with the underlying reasons for this evil just to say that John Allen Muhammad felt wronged by society. Nevertheless a worth while effort. B Full Review »
  3. Jan 22, 2014
    5
    This work takes the story of the Beltway killings and strips it of any sentimentality. Like its subjects, this movie is cold and calculatedThis work takes the story of the Beltway killings and strips it of any sentimentality. Like its subjects, this movie is cold and calculated in its study of the perpetrators and their descent into psychopathy. These men were depicted as anti-social in the most diagnostic sense of the term - they were amoral, capable, logical killers, completely confident in their mission to expose mankind to its own demons through premeditated acts of violence. Why then, with such compelling subject matter, did this film feel so long and redundant? The lack of dynamics in the story telling would be my best guess. Full Review »