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772 Ratings

In Cold Blood

Directed by Richard Brooks
United States, 1967
Crime, Drama

Synopsis

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

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In Cold Blood Directed by Richard Brooks

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1968 | 4 nominations including: Best Director

National Board of Review

1967 | 2 wins including: Best Director

Directors Guild of America

1968 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Writers Guild of America

1968 | Nominee: Best Written American Drama (Screen)

In the ten years since Pictures at a Revolution was published, one of the questions I’ve been asked most frequently is: what was the “sixth” Best Picture nominee, the film that finished just out of the running? . . . I have always suspected that In Cold Blood is the film that just missed. . . . To watch the film today is to see a thoughtful piece of work that is, in its way, the most emblematic of American studio movies circa 1967.
December 20, 2017
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One reason that Brooks’s film achieves a greater sense of a world than the book is the power that objects take on in being photographed. The printed words shoeprints and rope are generalizations; in the film, these shoeprints and this rope pronounce the verdict of reality on the killers.
November 18, 2015
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Not only was this the best film Brooks would ever make, but it’s unlike anything else coming out of Hollywood at the time—at once a throwback to the best American movies of the 1950s and on the cutting edge of what was happening and what was about to happen in world cinema.
November 18, 2015
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