Macon Blair

Movie Blog: 'Blue Ruin' Review Blue Ruin is a great American revenge movie, because it doesn't play out like most great revenge movies. In it, the target -- the villain who must die, the object of the hero's obsession -- is confronted and dealt with before we even have a good grasp on who the hero is, or what's going on. As such, the focus is on the aftermath: the consequences of killing, of eye-for-an-eye justice. And amid all the bloodshed and dark humor is a message about violence in America, I'm just not sure what it is yet.