Blood Work
Blood Work (2002)

A retired detective must battle former colleagues and his own failing health in order to bring a murderer to justice in this action drama produced and directed by its star, Clint Eastwood. Terry McCaleb (Eastwood) was one of the best and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 27, 2002
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
53%
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User Score
40%



Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Blood Work is a routine, but competently made thriller marred by lethargic pacing.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Typically for Eastwood, there are modest touches to savor.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

It can be argued, I suppose, that Blood Work was designed from the outset not so much as a whodunit as a why-and-how-dunit, and here the film becomes metaphysically ingenious.

Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

This vehicle—the cinematic equivalent of a supermarket paperback—plays like the best-ever episode of Matlock rather than a truly distinguished feature film. [Blu-ray]

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's mostly a pro forma police procedural spiced by a baroque twist that Eastwood doesn't really know what to do with.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Even as it ends in a flurry of absurd plot twists, Blood Work holds you in a vise.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Disappointing, predictable, and graphic.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It doesn't sound bad...but Bloodwork is bad, oh, lordy, yes, it is.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It's always nice to see Clint.

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Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

The pivotal teaser is a numerical code that baffles experts but gets cracked in one curious gaze by a schoolboy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A crafty, old school and first-class edge of your seat suspense thriller. Clint Eastwood is magnificent, he still has all the right moves as a director and… More
Jim Careter
A chilling movie with a predictable plot, good acting, great concept, interesting conclusion. So basically, Im glad I saw it.
Melvin White
Terry McCaleb: Remember how you said I was your friend, and I could tell you the truth? Well I don't need you at all.  "He's a heartbeat away… More
Sophie Burgess
A good story which was set up well but it just didn't follow through. I wasn't too interested in the characters and their journeys but it was… More
Luke Baldock
A run of the mill procedural cop/serial killer movie. The low rating is because of how low on surprises this was. Honestly, it was ridiculously easy to solve.… More
Red Lats
I watched this for the second time recently - the first time being perhaps 7 years ago. It didn't take long before I remembered who did the whodunit, and… More

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