Blood Done Sign My Name
Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)

In 1970 Henry Marrow, a black Vietnam veteran, is murdered by a local white man, Robert Teel, and his sons. The Teels were acquitted by an all-white jury, which caused riots and arson in Oxford, N.C.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 3, 2010
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Even among civil rights movies, Blood Done Sign My Name is remarkably earnest, but its big heart can't cover for the bland acting and TV-style melodrama that blunts the movie's impact.

David Fear
Time Out New York

You can't deny the inspirational qualities of the story or Parker's screen presence, any more than you could accuse the film of subtlety or of masking its conspicuous pro-Christian agenda.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

What the film lacks in psychological nuance it makes up for in unassuming, intimate social observation.

Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

Riveting, Real-Life, Civil Rights-Era Drama Released on DVD.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Though it can't quite transcend its filmmaker's earnest intentions, this solemn history lesson offers several powerful moments.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The story is well-told and well worth telling.

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Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

The acting, like the storytelling, is quietly convincing.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Along the way there are many fine, precisely observed moments showing what race relations were like in this little tobacco town at the turn of the decade.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

Beautifully shot and well-acted, if earnest, overlong and unfocused.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

If this were a 1970s TV movie, it probably would have won a boatload of Emmys. Now, it lacks impact, although parents or grandparents worried their children don't appreciate the sacrifices of decades past might want to use it as a teaching tool.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
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Racism--one of the most dirty words. It has been raising its ugly head since the birth of America. This true story will make you cringe with its relentless… More