Dark Blood
Dark Blood (1993)

A young widower (River Phoenix) retreats to a remote nuclear testing site to await the apocalypse, but finds his solitude disrupted by a high-powered Hollywood couple (Jonathan Pryce and Judy Davis) whose car broke down during a drive… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 3, 1993
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott Foundas
Village Voice

Dark Blood quickly announces itself as pure folly -- a movie that, had it made it to theaters two decades ago, would be long forgotten by now, save for the occasional late-night airing in the basic-cable badlands.

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

It's fascinating to watch the feature after all these years of rumors and leaked clips, finally able to grasp the last images of River Phoenix before his untimely death. For that alone, Dark Blood is worth a look.

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Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter

Left unfinished when River Phoenix died of drug-related causes in the middle of shooting, this terrifically played and superbly photographed three-hander reveals to what extent the 23-year-old star was an intense and unpredictable talent.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Guardian

Phoenix's performance is as fragmentary and uneven as the film itself but has an energy about it that reminds us of why he seemed such a distinctive screen presence before his untimely death.

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Boyd van Hoeij
Variety

Phoenix exerts a suitably charismatic and commanding air in his final role, making Boy a complex, fully mature character.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
Fascinating! This movie is indeed one of a kind.