Coen Brothers Double Feature #2
Synopsis: Lady has questionable taste in guys; sleazy detective lies, pries, and spies; another scumbag dies; horny bartender isn’t very wise; and oh – there’s a surprise!
Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “This critically acclaimed thriller set in rural Texas combines chilling suspense with offbeat humor to create an all-American version of the classic ‘film noir’.”
What Did I Learn?: 1a) There’s a very good chance that a swift kick to the nuts will cause a man to puke up his breakfast. 1b) Apparently, Dan Hedaya is quite good at spitting fake blood and vomit.
You Might Like This Movie If: You know there’s nothing simple about blood.
Really?: 1) Holy shit, don’t the cops ever respond to reports of gunfire? 2) I realize Ray thinks Abby shot Marty and he wants to help her stay out of jail, but burying a man alive? That's cold...wouldn’t he have conked the poor guy over the head or something, first?
Rating: Blood Simple is a bit slow-moving at times, but it’s an edgy, inventive, and quite compelling low-budget film. Highly recommended. 9/10 stars.