Blood (2013)

The Fairburn brothers (Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham) are detectives who have lived under the shadow of their police chief father (Brian Cox) - a man known for doing whatever it takes to get a confession. When the brothers take an… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 9, 2013
DVD Release Date: September 10, 2013
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While well-acted and skillfully directed, Blood never quite manages to draw its themes and characters into a coherent, compelling whole.

Sheila O'Malley

At times, "Blood," feels like a slightly-filled-out television police procedural with better cinematography, but the performances have an almost Shakespearean grandeur.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Suffers from a crippling lack of back story and characters whose relationships are fraught with unexplained complexity.

Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

An intense character study full of guilty-ravaged minds, Blood is less about the girl's murder starting it than how such a travesty affects our response.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The landscape cinematography is often eye-pleasing, but the script is labored, filled with clichés and never allows for character development.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

"Blood" unfolds along familiar lines, but it works.

Todd Jorgenson

This bleak thriller about morality and guilt suffers from a muddled plot that lacks context for the troubled behavior of its characters.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Blood" may not be wholly original, but it is effective.

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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News

While hardly reinventing the wheel, "Blood" works best as a tone poem, with unspoken passages detailing a hard life.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Straightforward old school mental anguish combined with all the moodiness the Irish Sea can muster, a thoroughly professional crime thriller from start to finish.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "Blood," Joe(Paul Bettany) and Chrissie(Stephen Graham) Fairburn are the sons of a cop, Lenny(Brian Cox), who still shows up at the precinct house… More