• Out of the Blue (2007)

Out of the Blue

Release Date: October 19th, 2007

DVD Release Date: June 10th, 2008

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

A middle-aged loner becomes the perpetrator of New Zealand's largest mass murder when an argument between neighbors ends in a shooting. After killing his neighbor, David Gray (Matthew Sunderland) sets fire to the man's house with children inside, then shoots anyone else who wanders into range. Authorities are helpless to rescue the victims, and a long night begins as townspeople huddle in their homes as Gray rages on outside.

Cast: Karl Urban, Matthew Sunderland, Lois Lawn, Simon Ferry, Tandi Wright, Paul Glover, William Kircher, Georgia Fabish

Director: Robert Sarkies

Genres: Docudrama , Thriller

Keywords: Escape , Sacrifice , Tense , 1990s , Daughter , Pursuit , Survival , Revenge , Emotional , Family , Mother , Small town , House ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    As sensitive to its subject as it is stark in its rendering. show more

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Ultimately, the film, for all its evident verisimilitude, never really demonstrates a compelling reason for being. show more

  • 100
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    With his carefully controlled pacing and superb use of sound, Sarkies draws the viewer deep into the experience of a town caught completely off-guard by a kind of violence they could never have expected, and won't soon forget. show more

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