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Blaze

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
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama, Music, Biography
Director
Ethan Hawke
Writer
Sybil Rosen, Ethan Hawke, Sybil Rosen
Actors
Alia Shawkat, Ben Dickey, Josh Hamilton, Charlie Sexton
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze's past, present and future. The different strands explore his love affair with Sybil Rosen; his last, dark night on earth; and the impact of his songs and his death had on his fans, friends, and foes. The braided storyline terminates in a bittersweet ending that acknowledges Blaze's profound highs and lows, as well as the impressions he made on the people who shared his journey.

Comments about drama «Blaze» (23)

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Frances W.

I was looking forward to this film after reading the good reviews, and I was very impressed. I was a little confused as to how the film ended. I'm a big fan of Bowie and his music, but I never really liked his films, so I had no idea where this was going. I was disappointed that the film was such a big hit and Bowie's career was so popular, and I was shocked that he died so young. I think the film is great, but it is a little disappointing that the film ends like that. I think if they would have cut out the first hour, the film would have been much better.

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Wayne

I am a fan of Robin Williams. I also am a fan of music, so this movie was perfect for me. I am not a big fan of musicals and I would say that I am not a huge fan of rap music. However, I found the movie to be very entertaining. I have seen it twice, and I plan on watching it again. I was impressed with how well the actors portrayed the characters. I think that the only flaw I could find was that some of the jokes were not as funny as I would have liked them to be. I do not think that this movie is a waste of time. I am definitely going to see it again.

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Brenda Watkins

After watching "Shallow Hal," I couldn't wait for "True Romance" to come out. I finally saw "Shallow Hal" yesterday and thought it was pretty good. I thought it was very entertaining, especially the part when they were in the back of the van. I also thought that the ending was kind of abrupt, but I can understand why it was left open. I thought that the acting was pretty good. I liked both of the leads in this movie. They both did a great job in the movie. I liked the story and I thought that it was pretty funny. I think that the movie was entertaining and that it was better than I thought it was going to be. I would recommend this movie to people who like movies that are funny, entertaining and have a good story. I give "Shallow Hal" a B+.

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Frances M.

The movie was not that bad. I was expecting a little more drama, and a little more action. It was still good. But it was not what I expected. I like the acting of the lead, especially the older brother. But it is too predictable. It is one of those movies that is a bit predictable, but still good.

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Tiffany S.

I saw this movie at the Austin Film Festival, and was impressed with it. The acting was very good. It was like an old fashioned film noir. The story line was very well done and well thought out. The setting was beautiful and well captured. The plot was well done. The movie was very well put together. The acting was very well done and it made the film stand out. I think this movie was well worth seeing. I highly recommend it.

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Wayne

The movie had an interesting plot. I loved the music in it. The acting was great, but the storyline was lacking. The movie is really about the hardships of being a famous singer. It was hard to keep up with the transitions and the change of the music industry. It was hard to keep up with the changes in the music industry. I liked the fact that they were going back and forth from the life of being a singer and the life of a star, which was very interesting. It was interesting to see how the real life of these people affected the movie. It was very interesting to see the people that were affected by the music industry. It was very interesting to see how this movie affected the people that were in the industry. The story of how people went through the music industry was interesting and well done. I think the movie was very interesting to watch and was worth watching. It was a great movie and I would recommend watching it.

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Matthew C.

This film is an entertaining and extremely well acted film, but I found the depiction of the life of the Manson family and their cult of followers to be very inaccurate and twisted. I am a fan of the Manson family, and their fans, and I was very shocked to see this portrayed in such a sensational way. The characters in this film are incredibly two dimensional, and their personalities are so superficial. I was never really able to connect with any of them. I felt that they were all shallow and very uninteresting. I also felt that the fact that the Manson family were portrayed in such a manner was extremely manipulative. The film portrays the family as a gang of sadistic psychopaths who took advantage of their followers, and in the end of the film, they are finally revealed to be completely innocent people. I don't know if this was intentional or not, but I think that this was extremely manipulative. It was never really clear to me why this was the case. I think that the whole reason for this portrayal of the Manson family was to make the film seem more interesting, and this is what it did. The acting in this film was very good, and the film was a very entertaining watch. However, I feel that the portrayal of the family and their followers was extremely inaccurate and twisted. This film is very well acted, but the portrayal of the family and their followers were extremely inaccurate and twisted.

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Jordan Barrett

When I was watching this movie, I could not help but notice the resemblance of this movie to "Heat" (2005). However, this movie is far superior in its acting, pacing, and overall quality. The same genius was in this movie. Unfortunately, this movie did not get enough exposure on the box office. I believe that this movie should have won several awards for its technical aspects. It has great cinematography, lighting, and music. It is well written, well directed, and well acted. It is a very different movie compared to most other movies, and I think that it is a good example of how to make a "typical" movie.

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Lauren B.

Burnout, the new documentary from the co-directors of 'Wreck It Ralph', shines a light on a young man's rise to fame and success as an independent musician in the 1990s. After playing with popular bands in high school, most of whom had never previously known him, Sam was beginning his college career. However, as his band was being popularized, he was accepted by the prestigious New School for Music and Drama. As the success of his band grew, Sam was offered a full scholarship to NYU and proceeded to live in a small apartment with his mother and sister. While they remained close, the money Sam received from his scholarship helped cover a huge portion of his monthly bills. This lead Sam to a dream of stardom, and for the next several years, he performed as a solo artist. In 2004, Sam's mother and sister were diagnosed with cancer. The financial strain of caring for his mother and sister became too much to bear. In an attempt to stay focused, Sam entered the hospital for a short time, only to find himself at home as a non-functioning alcoholic. As he continued to drink, Sam was unable to pay the bills, and eventually had to sell his home to keep his mother and sister alive. After an extended stint in hospital, Sam was discharged. Due to his inability to pay for his medications, the bills had to be paid by Sam's grandmother, who took out loans from her job to pay for his medical bills. As Sam continued to struggle with his personal life, he was unable to afford rent and medical bills, and began to spend his time and money on alcohol. When he attempted to leave the hospital, he was arrested. Though his prison sentence was reduced, his mother and sister still had to pay the rent for his apartment. Unable to make ends meet, Sam's grandmother sold all of her belongings to pay for medical expenses. It is a story of how a young man's dreams can turn into a nightmare, and how each step of the way, Sam was able to overcome his financial hardship. There are many characters in this film, and their stories are told in the same way that Sam was able to overcome his financial hardship, but they are not the only things that he overcame. Sam's achievements have given him great support from his mother and sister, and it is these people that he will be forever remembered for. As this is the first feature length film about Sam, there is a lot to be remembered about him. One of the most important aspects that we can look at is that of his music. Despite his struggles with his mother and sister, Sam's success has allowed him to be the leader of his own band. He has been able to put a spotlight on an independent band that will be famous from the very beginning. He has been able to inspire other bands that have not seen him play before. We can see how the people who have been inspired by his music are able to achieve their dreams. In the past, many bands have failed, but when Sam shares his story of success and overcoming adversity, he is able to inspire those who have been inspired by his music to be the best that they can be. I will never forget Sam, and I hope that the people who watched 'Wreck It Ralph' are able to see the incredible impact that this film has had on me. It

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Roy P.

Blaze is a wonderful and moving film. I have never been a fan of Lindsay Lohan but she was good in this movie. The only negative I can see is that the movie was quite slow in the beginning and it could have been better. Overall, it was a beautiful and inspiring movie that deserves more recognition. The best thing about this film is that it didn't shy away from showing the human side of AIDS. I hope that Lindsay Lohan is able to make more films and continue to perform well. I recommend this film for anyone to see. It is a great movie that everyone can enjoy.

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Diane

This is a movie about how a small group of people band together to put a stop to a violent and violent lifestyle. It's a very interesting story that touches on some very important issues. It also takes a look at the current state of the music industry, and how it is being treated by those in power. I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a good story, and a look at the world of music. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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Debra G.

I don't think this movie was supposed to be a drama but a movie about family issues. Although this movie is a drama it has so much heart and real life examples of life. Most of us have faced loss and the decision to not deal with it. Here is a movie that can show what family is about, it is just to be a part of the family and not lose it. I will always be the guy who follows his parents and loved him very much and have a big heart, and after watching this movie I will never lose that feeling of love. I want to ask every family member to see this movie, I don't want to have to say this movie is a drama but it is a good movie that everyone can enjoy. My parents are very proud of me, and for them to see how they are doing, they really are a family in my eyes, and that is why I am happy and proud of them. My parents and my wife and my children are happy that I did not choose to become a man and live a life without love and family. I do not feel any sadness or guilt. I have a great family, and I will always be a part of that family. We will always be in love with each other and never forget that we were the same people that we used to be. I also want to say that this movie shows that I have a better heart than most of you, and that's the type of movie that you want to watch!

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Raymond Watkins

What a pleasure! Blaze is the story of a young girl from the village of Ashanti, who arrives in Paris. Her mother died and her father was a drunk. She soon discovers a power that will help her realize what she wants. So, we are back to the first scene, where the daughter of Ashanti arrives in Paris. She is very naive, but a woman of faith. A child can make it so easily, it's not hard. That's all Blaze is, a simple story, but it's a wonderful story. It is written in the 3rd person, and it is a shame that the director did not do it justice. This is the story of two families, where love and faith is the only thing that matters. In my opinion, the director failed in the first part, because it is not the story of a young girl, but of an older woman, and she seems to forget that she has a daughter. That's the problem, but it's not the main problem. The director also failed in the last scene, which I think is very important. We are left with the impression that the mother was a strong woman, but now she just thinks she has to forget everything and she can be a great one. It's very hard to see that. We can see her as a very sweet and happy woman, but the truth is that she just wants to be happy and forget about the reality. The way she lives is very very nice, but it does not change the truth that she is a woman of faith, who's daughter is missing, and a mother who was not strong enough to save her daughter. It is a very sad story, but it is a wonderful story. The cast is fantastic, the story is great, but the last scene, it is a horrible mistake. I think that it is a big mistake, but it is understandable, because it is a big production. It would be more interesting if they left the last scene in Paris. It's the end of the movie, and it is also the end of the story. It is good to know that it is not the end of the story, but the beginning of a new story. We have a very good beginning, and the end is terrible. I think that it is a failure in the director's decision to do it this way, but I have to say that this is a really great film, and I think it is a movie you have to see, and I'm sure that it will stay in your mind for a long time. It is a wonderful film, a good story and the cast, and this is the story of a girl who thinks she is strong and yet she's a woman of faith. And when she starts to realize that she is weak and a woman of faith, she stops being strong and starts to forget. A beautiful film.

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James Washington

A movie about the career of legendary blues singer, B.B. King. The film focuses on his life and career. It features interviews with family members and people who knew him. The film is not overly realistic in the sense that it is based on a true story. The film does make some points about the racism that was rampant in the 60's. It also points out that B.B. King had a very difficult time with his fame and that it was not a good thing for him. This film does show B.B. King's personal life and it is a great part of the film. There are also many moving scenes in the film. This film is not really for the faint of heart. The acting in the film is amazing and the photography is excellent. It is definitely worth a watch.

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Jean Weaver

Blaze is the story of two brothers, one black, one white, who both have a long history of drug addiction. When they are out of rehab they decide to try a new drug, but the other brother gets a big surprise. This movie is not as great as the original, but it is still a good movie to watch, it has some really great scenes, and it has a great soundtrack. The only problem I had with this movie was the fact that it is almost too long. The first hour is really boring, and I couldn't wait for the movie to end. But the last hour is great. It is a lot more emotional, and it has a lot more action. I recommend this movie to everyone, because it is really a good movie.

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Marie Chen

Finally, an actress of substance and impact. Gene Hackman as the boxer, the black kid who takes boxing seriously and fights in the ring. Top the top of my list. The pacing is perfect. The dialogues are true, that makes it even more powerful. The story doesn't get more exciting. The fights are almost perfect, the fight between the black kid and Hackman. A perfect fight. A perfect film. A true film. This is one of those films that if you watch, you will be completely absorbed. This is like a series of small stories and you follow all of them. Watch it and you will be. A great film.

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Linda Jensen

I just saw this movie yesterday and i still can't stop thinking about it. If you don't have much time to spare, or just want to find out what it's all about, or if you just want to watch a great film, or if you want to hear why it is or is not a great movie, then watch this movie. But don't expect this film to be great or even that great. It is just a great film. Everyone that can watch it, should.

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Randy S.

This film has been nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture of 2005 and we all knew that before watching it. All the drama, drama, drama. Well I will start by saying I was excited to see this film. I love my heroes movies and to see one of my heroes in film was exciting. But after watching the film, I felt like I was missing out on something. I felt like I was watching the film twice. I felt that it was a film that I missed in the cinema. This film really left me feeling good and I am glad that it did because I would have hated it if I hadn't. I really don't see how this film could be a 10. I guess I am just a simple person who appreciates movies. Anyway I enjoyed this film and will definitely recommend it to everyone who sees it. But if you want something that is just like the cinema experience, this is not it. I do think that some people who have not seen the film will be disappointed because of the length and lack of the drama. I think that most people will really enjoy this film and it will be the best film of 2005. 10/10

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Eugene O.

I was a fan of both John Travolta and Brad Pitt in the past and I was extremely excited to see this movie. While the story was interesting, I felt the film was too focused on Travolta's character and not enough on Pitt's. I felt that there were too many scenes with Travolta in his character and too few with Pitt. Also, it was hard to tell who was who as the film dragged on and on. In my opinion, if this film was to be made, it should have been much shorter and more focused on Travolta and Pitt. If this film had been made with a shorter running time, I would have been more satisfied.

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Jason B.

This film is based on a novel by J.M. Coetzee who is a great writer and director. He co-wrote the screenplay and directs. As a result we get a very realistic depiction of the struggles of black youth, and a great deal of sympathy. I don't know if it's too accurate, but it doesn't feel like the story is based on any facts. I think it's a very human, and believable story. I am sure that if Coetzee's writing style is compared to the work of other great writers like Cormac McCarthy or Flannery O'Connor, then it will be very effective and successful. The film is also based on a true story, and I think that makes it even more powerful. So, this is a good film.

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Gerald W.

This movie was well made. And it was an excellent story. It is nice to see that America has become more than a country where criminals can live and thrive. This movie was well worth the time. That there is not a great amount of money and of course, the lack of money is the only thing that is going to keep some criminals on the street. They are looking for the easiest way to live, and that is by taking advantage of others. And that is what they are going to do. The lack of money makes them desperate. They look to other countries to feed their greed. And we have all of those countries now. That is why this movie is important.

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Janet S.

I'd like to see more movies about this era. I think this film shows the whole different side of Vietnam. In a time when we're all proud of what we did and our experience, this film is very emotional and shows the experience of a Vietnam veteran. It's a story that you will want to see over and over again, even after you see it. I don't think I've seen such a good movie about this time in history.

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Tiffany

The film 'Wake Forest' is an amazing piece of work that displays the character development, of our newly selected students. It is an eye opener for anyone who has ever attended a college or university. This film provides a perfect example of the kind of films that colleges and universities are trying to create for the next generation. I recommend that anyone that likes documentaries watch this film.