Nick Nolte got nominated for something for "Blue Chips" right?
Same director as "The Exorcist" and “The French Connection” right?
Everyone on LETTERBOXD loves this, right?
The first half is loads of fun, but the second half is absolute movie magic. The kind of chemistry that leaps off the screen and would make most rom-coms green with murderous envy. Aside from some choppy editing that was en vogue at the time, this is nearly perfect. And I very well may find it to be so on subsequent rewatches. I fell in rapturous love with this film and there’s no going back.
Even better than I’d recalled, which was a pleasant surprise— I was actually a little nervous to revisit this one. The creature designs were solid and quite scary, and the film does a great job at both building and sustaining tension with its claustrophobic atmosphere and group dynamics. This is a great example that you can take a relatively small budget (£3.5 million in this case) and make gold out of it.