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Blaze is a movie starring Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat, and Charlie Sexton. A reimagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.

Running Time
2 hours 9 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Music, Biography, Drama
Ethan Hawke
Sybil Rosen, Ethan Hawke, Sybil Rosen
Josh Hamilton, Alia Shawkat, Ben Dickey, Charlie Sexton
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A reimagining of the life and times of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas Outlaw Music movement.

Comments about music «Blaze» (14)

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Arthur K.

I enjoyed this movie. It was definitely more violent than I expected. I found myself just waiting for the inevitable attack by the thugs. The story wasn't overly predictable and the characters were believable. I would recommend this film to anyone looking for a good story, no-nonsense gangster movies and comedy. 8/10.

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I really liked this movie, it's got a good mix of the comedic and serious parts. The story is about a young woman who is just starting to live her life, while she struggles to keep up with her friends, her new boyfriend and her family. The supporting cast of people help her in her journey to find her identity and to accept her love for her boyfriend, all the while she's trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life. This is a great movie, but you have to watch it twice to understand everything.

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Sharon Valdez

I've been reading the rave reviews for this movie. I'm going to have to agree with those reviewers, but then I will ask why did I watch it. I was so excited to see this movie, and then I saw the movie, and I was not impressed. The script was very predictable and the acting was quite bad. I'd have to say it was a very poor movie. I would say the best part of the movie was the musical numbers. They were very enjoyable and I was not bored by the movie. The other parts were a letdown. I really wanted to like the movie, but I can't say I did.

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Amy K.

The story of the birth of rock music (if you haven't heard the story, it's too easy to watch, because most of the things are recounted by the main character's parents.) The struggle of an extremely diverse group of musicians, from their origins in the slums of the Lower East Side to the explosion of the music industry in the 1970s. (This film really paints a picture of the music industry in the 1970s, that's all I'm gonna say about it.) This film really brings out the best in the main character, and it does so through a mixture of reality and cartoonish exaggeration. The performances are top notch, and the directing is so close to real life, that you could almost see the actors go through the motions. (It's like watching a documentary, but you are in the middle of it.) The story of the emergence of rock music is about to become a sort of cultural icon, which I think will take a few decades to develop. The film is great for a couple of reasons: 1) It really shows how the music industry changed in the 1970s. 2) The musical style is still evolving, and the majority of the actors are teenagers. So don't be put off by the voice of Samuel L. Jackson. He's a bit too young to be describing the rock star he's about to become. He's too old to be a teen. Overall, this is a great film, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes movies about music.

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Pamela Freeman

I like Marlon Brando's acting. He is excellent, but, if you see him in a movie, you'll know what I mean. It's a wonderful actor, and this movie just reflects his talent. I'm sure he doesn't watch this movie every day, because he can't. It is a little hard to watch, but a great film to see, just like the movie "On Golden Pond".

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There have been some great films with strong music; including "A Country Christmas" and "The Christmas Catechism." These films were so powerfully made, because they were told through the music, and the songs were so powerful. Here, Jack Nicholson has to make his own music, and he does it very well. The song writing is exceptional. The scenes, such as when he and the woman are in the store, and she is about to leave. They are moving, and in their simplicity. The final scene, when he is in the studio. The music and the words are in perfect harmony. The songwriting is wonderful. This movie is filled with music, and this is a great reason to see it. They should have done this before "Merry Christmas Everybody" because the film was a great deal longer than this one. This is a movie worth seeing and people should be rewarded for it.

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Lisa C.

Blaze was the first movie to showcase the work of The National Lampoon cartoon. The first came out in 1984 and was very popular. The second was made in 1989 and wasn't as successful. The third came in 1992 and this was made in 1995. This was by far the best of the three. This movie was a huge success and has been a cult favorite ever since. It was rated R for language and a couple of nudity. This movie is a comedy but not a musical. It is full of very funny scenes but is not a musical. This is definitely not a comedy because it is so silly. This is also very heartwarming. This is a very underrated film. It is a very cute movie. It is very funny. The film stars Kevin Bacon as a drunk baseball player who is convinced to become a professional baseball player by his mother and his best friend. When he learns that he has been given a lifetime contract by a big company to play baseball, he realizes that he is not as good as he thought. He is forced to perform at a state championship. Then he meets his nemesis and his brother who are both trying to get him to join their team. This movie is a lot of fun. The scenes are very funny. This is also a very nice film. The acting is very good. This is a very good comedy. I think this is a very good movie. 8/10

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Tyler Foster

Although it is indeed a relatively slow movie in the beginning, it still has its charm and makes you remember the good times you had with friends and family. The actors are great and really give their best in their performances. Especially, they are great in the beginning, they are very believable and show that they are not just actors, they have families. I have the feeling that this is a movie I will remember for the rest of my life. The movie is not only about the story, it is also about friendship, love and trust. Although the story does not have a strong story line, it does make you want to see it again and again. In conclusion, I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in a great story and great acting.

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If you've ever doubted that popular music has a gritty edge and a pointed message, this movie will change your view. While many movies are released at a time of year that is dark and depressing, this one comes out at a time when the country is ready to turn to the White House for change. So, while you may be feeling the financial pressures of recent years, the message of "Blaze" is for all of us to take heart. And in my opinion, that is one of the best movies of 2004. It was nice to see some strong female leads and an interesting, well-written screenplay. The performances by both Ashley Judd and Jack Black were very impressive. I hope that the movie will receive a very good reception in theaters and on video. I look forward to seeing the sequel.

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Ann C.

A beautiful film, well acted, and well directed, but with the annoying tendency to read about and to look into people's lives, and sometimes to use cliches. It is not that I don't like cliches, I know them from history and a hundred other things, but this film really does not fit in to any genre. For example, the people who live in a house and are told that their lives are meaningless are the same ones who also live in the most meaningless house. I was bored to death by the process of telling each other, about each other, about the fate of their lives, their lives. The story is not interesting, the characters are not well developed, the film is too short and the music is not engaging, not an annoying film, just a film that could have been more interesting.

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Louis Walsh

The film starts with the news that a young girl is dying and the world of rock and roll is in mourning. After listening to the interview with her mother, the camera pans over the side of a building, the camera suddenly cuts to an interview with the father of the girl, with the parents dancing and singing to their daughter's last days. I love this scene. You feel the pain of the father, as well as the anguish and love of the mother. He begs for the cameras to leave the scene and he begs to have his daughter to be in peace, but the camera never leaves. It is haunting, haunting, haunting. The music is also haunting. Throughout the movie you will hear the voice of the girl, and I love how she is never referred to as "the girl" but "the love of the world". That is what we are all waiting for. I love the way the camera pans over the house, the words of the mother, and the fact that she is dressed in purple. The film is beautiful, but this is not a love story. This is about how people can be changed by an event. It is a story of how love is the power of the human spirit. To love is the power to heal. To love, to choose. To love, to make choices. The power of the human spirit is not to be used by the state. It is to be used by the human spirit. There is one important scene, the part that gets to me the most. At the end of the film the director turns the camera to the camera and says, "If I didn't know the pain of loss, I would still be in this family". That is what the filmmaker was trying to say, that life is so precious, that the camera can't see how precious life is. If you have ever felt grief, or had to be there when someone is dying, this film will give you the power to make choices. You can choose how you want to be remembered, and how you want to feel. You can choose what you want to see in a film. I give this film a 9.1 out of 10.

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Amy Lewis

After seeing the trailer for "Blaze" I had very high expectations. The trailers looked very promising. I was really excited to watch this movie. I was also very excited to watch "Blaze". I was told that there were no nudity or any other sexual content. I am very glad that they didn't make the movie so that it would have been the same as "The Dark Knight". However, I was a bit disappointed because the trailers gave the movie a good deal of nudity. It seemed to me that there was not enough nudity in the movie. In the beginning of the movie, some scenes were showing the middle age middle-class men and women, which is where the majority of the nudity in the movie was displayed. I am a fan of the popular black-comedy genre of films and I find the sexual content in the films is not necessary. So, in the end I thought the movie was very good, but the movie had some nudity in it. I would say that this is a movie that is worth seeing because of the nudity in it. I would like to see the director's film "Blaze" again so that I can see how the director wanted the movie to be, but I still think that the director did a good job of making the movie. I really liked the movie and I am glad I saw it.

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This is one of those movies that you must see in order to see the end of the story. One of those movies that I would watch over and over again. The movie has a good plot and good acting. I think this movie is underrated and I think it deserves more praise than it has received. The movie has a good feel to it. There are few moments where you will think "This movie sucks, why do they even try to do this?" But in the end, it does succeed, the music is awesome, the movie is a masterpiece.

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Diane Wilson

It was good but a little boring. It felt like we were waiting for something to happen and it never did. I loved the fact that they got a real band into this. They were not trying to make it like Guns N' Roses but there are a lot of similarities. But this film is more about telling a story and the whole cast were great. If you want a different feel to this movie you could do far worse then this movie.