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 ...

IMDB: 6.2
Director: Morgan J. Freeman
Stars: Casey Affleck, Brendan Sexton III
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 4 out of 31 found boring (12.9%)

One-line Reviews (19)

"Desert Blue" is both mildly entertaining and boring.

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.

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

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

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


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.

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

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

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.

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

Mildly entertaining.

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

An unexpectedly enjoyable movie.

All in all, it's worth watching.

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?