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Blood Simple Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The Coens remain fastidiously indifferent to the plight of their creations, the better to concentrate on the dazzle of their doom

Full Review Source: CinePassion

November 15, 2009
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Someone please explain it to me: why? What's the deal?

| Original Score: 1/5

July 8, 2004
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

Useless update

| Original Score: 2/5

August 22, 2003
Pauline Kael
New Yorker
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It isn't really about anything except making a commercial narrative movie outside the industry.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

January 14, 2013
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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The movie remains mired in a smart-alecky film-school sensibility.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 6, 2007
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

January 23, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It tells a story in which every individual detail seems to make sense, and every individual choice seems logical, but the choices and details form a bewildering labyrinth in which there are times when even the murderers themselves don't know who they are.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

April 8, 2003
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

| Original Score: 5/5

January 25, 2003
James Rocchi
Netflix

The neo-noir debut from the Coen brothers is snappy, cynical and intricate.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 4/5

November 7, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

The Coens explode onto the scene with this blistering neo-noir masterpiece.

| Original Score: 5/5

July 25, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A good filmmaker can make grim material watchable, but it takes a great one (or two) to make it fun.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: A+

October 30, 2001
Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
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Blood Simple is so derivative -- of Dashiell Hammett and James M. Cain and a thousand and one noirs -- that who or what is being ripped off is essentially beside the point.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 8, 2003
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

| Original Score: 4/5

March 31, 2005
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Blood Simple isn't bad, just self-consciously poky and austere -- a James M. Cain homage, rural-art-film division.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 23, 2007
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

| Original Score: 4/5

December 1, 2003
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

October 22, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

We had no idea what we were in for back then, but the film truly did announce the arrival of two major talents.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

April 8, 2003
Tom Milne
Time Out
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A remarkably assured debut for Coen.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Variety Staff
Variety
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An inordinately good low-budget film noir thriller.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 5, 2008
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review

Joel and Ethan Coen's spooky tale is still fresh today! They truly opened the door for low budget, intelligent, slow moving films; that real people banter, believable situations all delightfully twisted around a dreamlike state.

Full Review Source: Blunt Review | Original Score: 4/4

April 8, 2003
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
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Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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E! Online
October 30, 2001

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October 30, 2001

Empire Magazine
October 30, 2001

Rolling Stone
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October 30, 2001

Boxoffice Magazine

November 4, 2001

Ebert & Roeper
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April 8, 2003
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