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Blue-Eyed Butcher NR CC

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BLUE-EYED BUTCHER is the shocking true story of a wife and mother driven to kill by her abusive husband, starring Justin Bruening (TV's "Ringer"), Sara Paxton (The Innkeepers) and Lisa Edelstein (TV's "The Good Wife").

Starring:
Sara Paxton, Justin Bruening
Runtime:
1 hour, 29 minutes

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Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Stephen Kay
Starring Sara Paxton, Justin Bruening
Supporting actors W. Earl Brown, Michael Gross, Lucinda Jenney, Annie Corley, David Marciano, Matthew Del Negro, Erin Cahill, Annie Wersching, Lisa Edelstein, Jon Curry, Sam McMurray, Vyto Ruginis, Pat Skipper, Aaron Lustig, Cade Owens, Jonathan Patrick Moore, Joshua Snyder, Zuleyka Silver
Studio Sony Pictures Television
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Format: DVD
I can, and have been, critical of Lifetime made-for-TV movies for ripping "based on actual events" cases from the headlines and turning them into rather lurid fodder for fictionalized dramatic recreations. It is one of their go-to genres. Sometimes you don't need all the media hype and sensational coverage to deliver a compelling true life story. But that subtlety is generally lost in the translation. With the title "Blue-Eyed Butcher," the network announces that it isn't taking the restrained approach with this story of a Houston marriage gone wrong. But really, the case played out very publicly and even became a crusade for Nancy Grace (not exactly known for her demure opinions) so maybe subtlety was already off the table! If you've ever seen one of these interpretations before, "Blue-Eyed Butcher" does not veer from the expected formula. Indeed, you know exactly where you are headed from the very first scene. Despite this lack of imagination, however, I must admit that I found the movie better than expected (if not exactly a revelation).

Based on a 1993 case, a Texas man was strapped to his bed, stabbed repeatedly (at last count, we settled on 193 times) and buried in his backyard. His wife, as you might expect, was the primary culprit facing intense media scrutiny and legal proceedings (including a pretty horrific courtroom recreation which seems unbelievable but actually happened). Although this is all public record and not really a spoiler as the movie presupposes you know the details of the case, I will refrain from divulging anything more about the specifics. "Blue-Eyed Butcher" is split into two halves--basically before and after the murder. Sara Paxton and Justin Bruening play the ill fated couple. Neither is painted as a saint, but still appear surprisingly likable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By clois on January 7, 2015
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great movie
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By BACHIR ABOU ZAHR on June 9, 2015
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A SHOCKING TRUE STORY FROM ROMANCE TO MURDER.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MP on May 16, 2015
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This is NOT worth to purchase as a collection. The writing is stale. There is no dimension in either character. No true build up. Cheap thrills. This movie is easily acceptable for ages 20 to early 30. The casting is the best that they could do. "Untouchable" was a LOT better of a movie and that Jodi Arias movie was a LOT better to have in a collection than this one. The actor who plays Susan Wright does not emote empathy and Jeffery Wright's character goes from 0 to 100. There is no build up. And why on earth are they advertising "how beautiful" she is. Almost every character in this film has to remind the audience of "how beautiful" she is. It was obsessively repeated as if we needed to be convinced of her beauty and I have noticed that many of the LMN productions promote how beautiful the main female characters are and then pairing her up with some one over weight with short hair to make sure that the point is driven home to us, She was "okay" but not "beautiful."The REAL Susan Wright was not even a true blond, over her time in prison her blonde returns to a mousy brown.. It is a cheap LMN movie shot and the writing is elementary. It may be worth a guilty pleasure of a curiosity to watch it on cable, but NEVER to purchase. The performances aren't as memorable and the arc has a very generic formula. The writing does not truly honour the court transcripts at all. They could have taken the time to cast evolved characters to bring in the depth, other wise, it just isn't worth the purchase. It is not a great film. I'd wager that the other comments are strictly based on age content of not knowing what a truly solid docudrama stands for. A disappointment from LMN as usual. Stand for quality and please do not spend money when it isn't something watchable again and again. Thank you.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lisa m. beltran on May 16, 2014
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I think this movie is a WOWWWW .. There is a message there, don't under-estimate the power of a woman, her strength, courage..
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JML on May 1, 2014
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The movie was very good. It has a lot of bloody scenes in the movie, that didn't bother me but it might to others.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tina on February 24, 2013
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I loved this movie. Sara paxton did a superb job in this one. True movies are among my favorite things to watch.
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By JoNell Rendon on July 22, 2015
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I love this movie
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