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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Blue Caprice is a cinematic punch to the gut, a mind-bending meditation on how to mold a killer, and one of the most potent and provocative true-crime movies ever made. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Blue Caprice tells its story in fragments, a provocative strategy that sometimes works to chilling effect, sometimes not. show more

  • 60
    New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 100
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

    A riveting first feature of startling maturity and intelligence. show more

  • 80
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    Moors' film is at its best when it worries at notions of how evil is born, fostered and brought to bloom. show more

  • 88
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Blue Caprice takes a minimalist, documentary-style approach that proves harrowingly effective. show more

  • 88
    Slant Magazine

    The filmmakers are more interested in questioning what brings people to commit senseless and merciless acts than they are preoccupied with the historical record. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Blue Caprice only spends a few minutes reenacting their crime — the movie shows us exactly how they did it in just a couple of scenes — because the facts of the case aren’t the movie’s focus. Instead, this lyrical, frightening film is a portrait of a man consumed by self-hatred who decided to take it out on the world. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The film’s a character piece with a tightening noose of suspense, and while it has its artsy-indie-dawdly moments, it’s disturbing in ways that aren’t easy to shake. Is the movie necessary? Do we need a “John and Lee: Portrait of Two Serial Killers”? Because it shines a light, however hesitant, into the cramped, resentful mind-sets that fester in the corners of America, I’d have to say yes. show more

  • 75
    New York Observer

    Blue Caprice, a disturbingly intimate look at the Beltway sniper attacks of 2002, isn’t a horror film, but it certainly feels like one. show more

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