Out of Blue

Release Date: March 22nd, 2019

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Mike Hoolihan is an unconventional New Orleans cop investigating the murder of renowned astrophysicist Jennifer Rockwell, a black hole expert found shot to death in her observatory. As Mike tumbles down the rabbit hole of the disturbing case, she finds herself grappling with increasingly existential questions of quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and exploding stars - cosmic secrets that may hold the key to unraveling the crime, while throwing into doubt her very understanding of reality.

Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Jacki Weaver, James Caan, Toby Jones, Mamie Gummer, Yolonda Ross, Aaron Tveit, Jonathan Majors

Director: Carol Morley

Genres: Crime drama , Mystery , Thriller

Production Co: Cannon and Morley Productions

Keywords: Emotional, Fascinating, Office, Mystery, Tense, 2010s, Police station

Ratings & Reviews

  • 49
    William BibbianiTheWrap

    At its best, Out of Blue captures a slightly intoxicated “eureka” sensation, as the whole detective genre transforms elegantly into a philosophical awakening, and as the greatest threat comes not from a murderer but from our protagonist’s sense of self (or lack thereof). At its worst, which is most of the time, it’s a conventional detective story that resorts to lengthy scientific-namedropping when it probably should be getting on with it instead. show more

  • 60
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    Out of Blue is one of those films you're not sure if you really enjoyed viewing, but you're immensely glad that it exists, cheered to know the film industry still has room for maverick, boundary-smudging work like this. show more

  • 50
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    With its arch, Lynchian tropes and curiously mannered dialogue, which may be deliberately disengaged from reality or may just be out of tune with the voices of the characters, this film will not be for everyone. show more

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