Devil in a Blue Dress
It is 1948 in LA. Ezikeal "Easy" Rawlins is an African-American World War II veteran that is hired to find a woman and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal.
Cine negro es lo que nos presenta Carl Franklin en "El demonio vestido de azul". Una cinta que a pesar de la ambientacion extraordinaria y una mas que correcta actuacion de Denzel Washington, no llega a calar hondo en el interes del que escribe estas lineas.
Jennifer Beals da vida a una mujer blanca que se escapa y que por alguna razon la busca todo el mundo. El mafioso encarnado en la piel de Tom Sizemore contrata a un Denzel Washington en paro y no solo intentara localizarla, sino que querra saber toda la verdad de tan enrevesada situacion.
Mafiosos, concejales, la policia, el futuro esposo avandonado... Todo el mundo en busca de esa mujer que viste de azul. Asesinatos,…
Pretty much by the numbers adaptation of Walter Mosley's modern Noir classic about a black Private Eye in the late 1940s.
Some of the motivations behind the killings are changed and a number of the book's more disturbing scenes were discreetly ignored or quickly glanced over.
Jennifer Beale's character is not on the scene long enough to truly shine and remains two-dimensional. What became the novel's probably most important reveal is here presented midway and completely loses its impact.
Still, an OK adaptation worth at least one look.
Hard to follow
Denzel is so good in these types of roles and he completely embodies the Everyman so well. Seeing him in the world of neo noir is really cool, his style fit with that setting so well. This film feels, smells, & sounds like a noir film which is a great thing. Though the story is thin this is a smooth ride to take. The addition of Don Cheadle is perfect and he generates huge laughs in his scenes. This is noir with Denzel. That's a special thing folks.
3.5 out of 5 (B)
Kid: What do you want?
DeWitt Albright: What do I want?
DeWitt Albright: I want to see your brains.
This throwback noir coasts by on its gorgeous atmosphere and wonderful performances.
Don Cheadle's performance alone earns this an extra half-star.
Why is it that all the great film noir, private eye movies are set in Los Angeles? For a genre that is all about shadows and secrets, a town most famous for it’s perfect weather and constant sunshine is an odd choice.
Devil in a Blue Dress, one of the minor Denzel Washington movies, is sort of like a private eye origin story. Easy Rawlins (Washington) is not yet a gumshoe, but this is the story that shows you how he became one. The character of Easy Rawlins was the star of a series of books by Walter Mosely, of which DIABD is the first. They may have been hoping for a franchise for Denzel here, but alas, there just…