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Blood (2013)


Average Rating: 5.3/10
Reviews Counted: 39
Fresh: 19
Rotten: 20

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

Average Rating: 5.5/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 4
Rotten: 5

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


Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 704


Movie Info

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 interrogation too far, they raise the suspicions of their colleague (Mark Strong) and suddenly find themselves having to cover up their own crimes.

Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
Bill Gallagher
In Theaters:
Sep 10, 2013
Image Entertainment


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Critic Reviews for Blood

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (19) | Rotten (20)

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

Full Review… | August 9, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 9, 2013
Detroit News
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

"Blood" feels perfunctory, needing something besides fussy plotting to jolt it to life.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 30, 2013

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

Full Review… | August 18, 2013
Monsters and Critics

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

Full Review… | August 13, 2013

Paul Bettany turns in a stellar performance as a modern day Raskolnikov in this gritty psychological drama about the downfall of a British police family.

Full Review… | August 11, 2013
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

While the performances are strong, especially from Graham and Strong, this cop drama is saddled with derivative plot points that maybe it would have been best if the writer added more complexity to avoid predictability.

Full Review… | August 10, 2013

Despite excellent performances throughout, Blood's forced plot and incomplete story causes it to fall far short of its potential.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
We Got This Covered

Bettany excels at portraying internal conflict in a movie that proves even well-acted suffering can reach a point of diminishing returns.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Daily Herald (IL)

Blood is just good enough to make me wish it was better. While occasionally effective, it is ultimately hindered by some incomplete storytelling.

Full Review… | August 8, 2013
Aisle Seat

Themes of family ties, obsession, and morality, so dramatically realized in Conviction, are gracelessly and shapelessly strewn together here.

Full Review… | August 7, 2013
Slant Magazine

There's powerful work here to savor while the story searches for ways to define its direction, keeping Blood convincing when it should rightfully fall apart.

Full Review… | August 7, 2013

Not an unreserved success, then, but a smart, well-acted and well-directed picture that adds up to a little more than the sum of its parts.

Full Review… | August 6, 2013
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