Bloodworth (2011)

It's been 40 years since E.F. Bloodworth (Kris Kristofferson) abandoned his loving wife and sons for a life on the road. Now at the end of the line, Bloodworth reappears, forced to reckon with the stale aftermath of his departure. With… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 20, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 28, 2011
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Kris Kristofferson, Val Kilmer and Dwight Yoakam are compelling in beautifully lived-in, vanity-free performances, but the drama's escalating dread fizzles in a farcical pileup of disaster.

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Brian Orndorf

Bloodworth has value, but there's a harsh price to be paid for the dramatic investment. I'd rather recommend a crudely shortened version of the film than no film at all.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

It's easier to get blood from a stone than to get entertainment value from Bloodworth.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The film's payoff is clumsy and obvious. But Kristofferson, Corbin, Kilmer, Yoakam and Duff create indelible characters in just a few scenes each.

Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

The visuals are as lingeringly rich as Carolina summers. The music is supervised by the legendary T-Bone Burnett and is authentic and poignant.

Brent Simon

Decently sketched in its surrounding detail, but don't expect any dramatic catharsis; the track upon which Bloodworth travels is all too familiar, even if runs through a neighborhood less often glimpsed.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Bloodworth is, for the most part, dominated by uninteresting, pointless encounters and conversations.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...feels like a family myth you've heard since childhood, a story handed down through generations.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Decently done. A little slow. Pretty good cast...except I am NOT a Val Kilmer fan at all (fortunately his part is minimal). Kris Kristofferson did a really nice… More