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.
Don Cheadle's performance alone earns this an extra half-star.
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,…
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…
One of the only Denzel Washington films I have missed over the years , this is a good little film-noir by Carl Franklin(One False Move) as we see Easy(Washington) desperate for work taking on a job to find a missing women only to be caught up in a murderous scandal , this a good solid watch.
Nice style and locale. I think this was the first time I'd seen Jennifer Beals since Flashdance.
A neo-noir gangster film with Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle.
Before Denzel got stuck playing the same characters over and over, he was Easy, one of his best roles of his career. But it's Don Cheadle's 'Mouse' who's most memorable.
[All time 37] Upon second viewing, I'm moving this to great. All aspects of it work well. '40 era film with Denzel having to deal with both the detective mystery, but also race relations. Don Cheadles is really good too.
Average neo-noir in the vein of Chinatown and L.A. Confidential. I'd be interested in seeing more adaptations but Franklin and Denzil appear to have moved on to less interesting projects.