Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  129 min.
Release Date: December 14, 2018 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 8 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Ben Dickey, Alia Shawkat, Josh Hamilton, Charlie Sexton, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke


The outlaw country movement of the '70s and '80s spawned many music legends. Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Waylon Jennings spring to mind but Blaze Foley likely isn't the first songwriter you'd assign this status to.

However, since his tragic death in 1989, the legend of Blaze has grown almost as big as the man himself. He left little behind in the way of tangible legacy, as his achingly intimate and personal songs were seldom recorded; but those close to him knew a man who stayed true to his ideals no matter how many bar fights he got into over them.

Director: Ethan Hawke
Studio: levelFILM
Producer(s): Ethan Hawke, John Sloss, Jake Seal, Ryan Hawke
Screenplay: Ethan Hawke, Sybil Rosen

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  • 5 stars "Pure talent, unbelievable story of a great musical artist."
  • 4 stars "The actors were great. They had great chemistry and I was emotionally connected with them. The story, while sad, was well told. The tree house was awesome and the sets fit perfectly to the feel of the movie. Ethan Hawke and crew has done it again."