Blood (2013)

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


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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.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Bill Gallagher
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 10, 2013
Runtime:
Image Entertainment

Cast


as Joe Fairburn

as Chrissie Fairburn

as Robert Seymour

as Lenny Fairburn

as Miriam Fairburn

as Jason Buleigh

as Lily Fairburn

as Jemma Venn

as Tom Tiernan

as Sandra Buleigh

as Daniel Telphen

as David Saddler

as Robert Seymour
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Critic Reviews for Blood

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (9)

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
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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
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