Overall Rank: 5201
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 41
Theatrical Release Date: 09/29/1995
Genre: Crime, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Carl Franklin
Actors: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle, Maury Chaykin, Terry Kinney
Plot: Based on the book by Walter Mosley, Easy Rollins, a black man, is hired to find a missing, supposedly white woman. -- sapien
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/21/2019
"Devil in a Blue Dress" captures the authenticity of true noir with such ease, it appears almost effortless.
sapien - wrote on 09/29/2009
From what i here, Walter Mosley is a great writer. Although, I have never read anything he's written.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 02/12/2012
Honest working stiff Denzel Washington finds himself out of a job and desperate for money, so he accepts a job locating a young woman for a shady stranger. Devil In A Blue dress is an extremely stylish modern noir with a slightly different slant; the setting of a post war Los Angeles within the African American community gives this detective story a different flavour that marks it out from the norm. Denzel gives yet another solid performance of a tough but dignified, righteous man but the film is pretty much yanked out from under him by Don Cheadle in his breakthrough role. As Denzel's trigger happy sidekick he is both fearsome and hilarious and he effortlessly steals every scene he appears in. Although Tom Sizemore makes a good heavy, I felt we didn't see nearly enough of the corrupt …
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