Blood for Dust
Title: Blood for Dust
Release year: 2023
Country: United States
Director: Rod Blackhurst
Stars: Scoot McNairy, Kit Harington, Josh Lucas
Rating: 4/5

Cliff, a traveling salesman drowning under the weight of providing for his family and the myth of the American dream, finds himself on a dangerous path after a chance encounter with Ricky, a colleague from a dark past.

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Desperation Drives Violence in Bleak Neo-Noir "Blood for Dust"

2024-04-29

Blood for Dust isn’t your flashy action flick. It’s a slow burn, a neo-noir descent into the desperation of a man clinging to the American dream. Scoot McNairy delivers a powerful performance as Cliff, a traveling salesman weighed down by the burden of providing for his family. A chance encounter with a shady former colleague, Ricky (Kit Harington), throws Cliff a lifeline – or so it seems.

The film excels in portraying the bleakness of Cliff’s situation. The vast Montana landscapes only amplify his sense of isolation. Director Rod Blackhurst crafts a deliberate pace that mirrors Cliff’s mounting desperation. While some may find it slow, this patient approach allows the tension to build steadily.

Don’t expect a body count to rival a shoot-em-up. The violence in Blood for Dust is sudden and brutal, a stark reminder of the consequences of Cliff’s choices. The performances are strong across the board, with McNairy anchoring the film. While Harington’s role is smaller, he makes a memorable impact.

Blood for Dust won’t be for everyone. However, those seeking a character-driven crime drama with a neo-noir atmosphere will find much to appreciate. Just be prepared for a slow burn with a heavy dose of desperation.

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