Based on the true events of the Beltway sniper in 2002, Blue Caprice is a gripping look into the lives of the pair who managed to so completely terrorize the Washington, D.C. Metroplex. I remember the new stories during that time, but this film gives greater background details into their lives while focusing less on the actual shootings and completely skipping the criminal trials of John Muhammed and Lee Malvo.
The film isn't completely historically accurate, which is to be expected of a narrative, but it does provide some interesting insight into the potential motivations of the Beltway sniper duo. The highlights are correct, but some of the details are a bit chancy.
The performances from Tequan Richmond and Isaiah Washington are pretty much flawless; the chemistry between the pair and the way they portray their budding pseudo-father/son relationship is definitely a highlight. The entire film is extremely thought-provoking, especially in light of recent events such as Newton, Connecticut.
While the film could have gone the way of a Lifetime movie, the editing, script, and acting saved it from slipping down that rabbit hole. Blue Caprice isn't for the faint of heart and does struggle from time to time with pacing, but it ultimately provides a different point of view on such a defining tragedy.