In the Electric Mist

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  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • 6.1  (19,697)

"In the Electric Mist" is a 2009 crime drama film directed by Bertrand Tavernier and stars Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, and Peter Sarsgaard. The movie is based on James Lee Burke's novel "In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead" and is set in Louisiana. The film revolves around Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia who is investigating a series of brutal murders. Robicheaux is haunted by his past and is struggling with his addiction to alcohol while he attempts to solve the case. Along the way, he encounters a Hollywood star named Elrod Sykes, who is in town filming a movie, and the two develop a close relationship as they try to solve the mystery together.

John Goodman plays Julie 'Baby Feet' Balboni, a mob boss who has interests in the film industry, he also has a longstanding rivalry with Sykes. Peter Sarsgaard plays a mysterious and dangerous man named Michael Fitzsimmons whose connection to the murders Robicheaux is investigating isn't entirely clear.

The film is gritty and intense, with a complex plot that keeps the audience engaged. The cinematography is beautiful, and the shots of Louisiana's swamps and bayous add an eerie and atmospheric quality to the film. The story is full of twists and turns, and the character development is excellent, with each character having their unique motivations and backstories.

Tommy Lee Jones gives a fantastic performance as Dave Robicheaux, a character whose past haunts him, and his alcohol addiction threatens to destroy his job and his relationships. Jones portrays him with a reserved and quiet intensity that makes the character captivating to watch. John Goodman is excellent as Julie 'Baby Feet' Balboni, delivering a terrifying and menacing performance while still being sympathetic. Peter Sarsgaard's portrayal of Michael Fitzsimmons is chilling and mysterious, making his character an unpredictable yet compelling villain.

In addition to the excellent performances, the film's soundtrack is also notable, with songs by Buddy Guy, Otis Taylor, and other blues musicians fitting perfectly with the film's Louisiana setting.

Overall, "In the Electric Mist" is a captivating and thrilling crime drama that is well-worth watching. The film's memorable characters, excellent performances, and engaging storyline make it a classic in the genre.

In the Electric Mist is a 2009 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 57 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    6.1  (19,697)