Blood and Wine Reviews

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David Rooney
Variety
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.
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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
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
| Original Score: 3/4
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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
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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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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Rafelson is so true to his sour vision of crime, deception and a rottenness at the core of our natures -- he's as cheerful as a Jim Thompson potboiler -- that we never get a chance to like or care about his characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Nicholson is good, but the movie isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
February 21, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: B-