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Blood and Wine Reviews

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Top Critic
David Rooney
March 26, 2009
An amusingly caustic, straight-up serving of film noir staples spiced with star charisma.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 24, 2006
An engrossing thriller - and one sparkling with intelligence, with the surprising twists grounded in credible human behaviour.
Cole Smithey
October 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 25, 2005
A noir thriller about greed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
June 18, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 29, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 29, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
When Bob Rafelson decides to get nasty, he really means it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Bob Rafelson sends this movie out like a hissing flare from the island of the nearly-forgotten, and if justice had prevailed, moviegoers would have answered the call.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The director benefits from a powerhouse duo in Nicholson and Caine. It's like watching two cats fight for the same mouse, because both characters are corrupted to the bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
| Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
This was a good role for Nicholson and a better one for Caine.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's a morality play, really, but dripping with humid sex and violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
Blood & Wine is rewarding for its performances and the material it explores, but ultimately it's messy.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Bob Rafelson uses the themes of greed, lust and betrayal coupled with riveting ingredients to bring an emotionally satisfying, biting thriller.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
To borrow a phrase from the Simpsons, it's just a bunch of stuff that happened.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The movie's own payoff is compelling enough, but the project has a weightless feel that limits involvement. Better you give it an hour-and-a-half on video someday, surrounded by wine and snacks.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Entertainment Weekly
February 21, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 2, 2008
As lifeless as a flat wine.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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