Desert Blue (1998) - Drama

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An academic obsessed with "roadside attractions" and his tv-star daughter finally discover the world's largest ice cream cone, the centerpiece for an old gold-rush town struggling to stay ... See full summary »

IMDB: 6.2
Director: Morgan J. Freeman
Stars: Casey Affleck, Brendan Sexton III
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 4 out of 29 found boring (13.79%)

One-line Reviews (19)

The end result is a well acted, but totally pointless film.

Mildly entertaining.

The movie should have focused more on them instead of all these boring supporting characters.

Freeman burst onto the film scene with a sharp portrayal of bored inner city kids.


That was a movie that actually captured bored youth at their best and worst.

An unexpectedly enjoyable movie.


Populated with a very small cast of marginally eccentriccharacters, mostly listless teens, Desert Blue tells the story of agroup of bored (and boring) townsfolk inhabiting what remains ofan old miners settlement.

Even the truck crash, occasional pyrotechnic explosions, and a shooting, are done off screen, further contributing to this pointless and extremely shallow movie.

It was a good watch, and i really enjoyed it.

Motivated by stealing, disarmed by love, the film was highly entertaining if a bit flawed.

Any town that needs a giant ice cream cone to put it on the map, has to be a pathetically boring place to live, so why make a movie about boredom?

"Desert Blue" is both mildly entertaining and boring.

Over two days punctuated by explosions -- the results of Ely's (Ricci) love for illicit bomb making -- the group bonds together in unexpected ways.

All in all, it's worth watching.

A believable, intriguing film that is both very funny and very dramatic.

mildly entertaining .

Slow, monotonous, boring, and dumb, "Desert Blue" is one of those B-flicks which one watches with detachment always cognizant of the fact the characters are actors going through the motions required for their paycheck.