A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.Written by
The diner gig is modeled on one that Saulnier headlined in his youth. See more »
When Pat fires the final shot (of 3 shots left), his handgun is left in the cocked position. Even if the gun were truly empty, the slide would not necessarily have to be in the eject mode (locked open). There are several reasons that a handgun slide could remain forward in the "cocked position" after the last round is fired and it is empty. Certain parts of the gun could have been replaced with aftermarket parts, or an aftermarket magazine could be used, both of which may not engage the "last shot hold open" feature. Also, certain grips on the gun would cause the slide release to be depressed while firing, possibly due to poor technique, which would prevent the slide from remaining open after the last round has been fired. See more »
So, in a tournament, I snap his arms or he taps out and we all go get burgers.
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One of the song credits has has a misspelling and says 'pulbished' instead of 'published'. See more »
Despite this film being released before Anton Yelchin's death, the DVD version of the film, distributed in the United Kingdom, manages to include ''In Memory of our Dear Friend Anton'' in the closing credits. See more »
Saulnier's Blue Ruin was a shotgun blast to the chest of intense thrills from an unknown director. I had no idea what to expect from Blue Ruin, but when it was over my wife simply turned to me and said, "That was intense". So I was excited to see his next film get some big name recognition on board. The late Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shaukat and Picard himself, Patrick Stewart showcase their talents in this nail bitter of a follow-up.
A down on their luck punk rock band take a gig at a neo-nazi club. Reluctant at first, but in desperate need for cash, they accept and play a decent gig. Just as they are about to leave, they see a dead body in the green room and bad decision are made after that. Now it's skinheads versus the punk rockers for survival.
Green Room is not for the faint of heart, I'm a horror lover and I found myself cringing every so often at the shock and awe that Saulnier throws at the screen. He's not afraid to get things going fast and when he does, he turns Green Room up to eleven. I found myself asking, how are they going to get out of this? Multiple times even. Each time an attempt was made to leave, something terrible happens and Saulnier is not one for cheap gore tricks. He is restrained and holds back until you least expect it. Then the terror unleashes on the screen and it's too late to look away. Blue Ruin was about suspense, this is about terror.
Locked up in one location, Green Room is a no holds barred 'us versus them' flick that surprises the viewer at a few turns. Most of the cast serve their purpose of being terrified for their lives and having to fight when needed. It's Stewart, known for his roles as courageous and commanding men (Picard, Professor X) that turns in a subtle and low-key performance. The man is the leader of skinheads and has the opportunity to unleash terror, but he holds back and almost has adds a fatherly figure to it. He mentors these young men so full of hate and he has to immediately take control of an out of control situation. Something about the calmness he has makes it even more terrifying. Men like this exist in the world.
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