Is the New Movie About the D.C. Snipers Any Good?

Slate's Culture Blog
Sept. 13 2013 8:50 AM

Spoiler Special: Blue Caprice

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Isaiah Washington

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On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate movie critic Dana Stevens talks in spoiler-y detail about new movies with a guest. You can listen to past Spoiler Specials here, and you can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers.

In this week’s episode, Stevens and Slate editorial director John Swansburg discuss Blue Caprice, a movie about the snipers who terrorized the nation's capital just over a decade ago. Is this a biopic, a thriller, or something entirely? Does the film shed any light on the real-life killers, the middle-aged John Allen Muhammad (played by Isaiah Washington) and the teenaged Lee Boyd Malvo (Tequan Richmond)? Learn the answers to these questions and more by listening below.

Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

John Swansburg is Slate's deputy editor.