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: 53% 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.

Jason Solomons
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

Some details jar but this is an atmospheric film with ambition and power.

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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.

Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

An intense film, this is 90 minutes that will fly by and leave you as drained as the characters of this drama.

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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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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

Plenty of talent is on display in front of and behind the camera in this psychological thriller based on the acclaimed TV miniseries.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% 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