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Blood Simple Reviews

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
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

September 7, 2011
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Watch this film, and these film makers, closely. Neither will disappoint.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

October 13, 2009

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

November 24, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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An inordinately good low-budget film noir thriller.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 5, 2008
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
Tom Milne
Time Out
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A remarkably assured debut for Coen.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
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The movie is as dark, ironic and fatalistically comic as modern film noir comes.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B+

July 21, 2005
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Black humor, abundant originality and a brilliant visual style make Joel Coen's Blood Simple, a directorial debut of extraordinary promise.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 17, 2004

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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...for all its delirious impudence and film school showiness, it's so clearly a movie made by guys crazy about moviemaking.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: A-

February 21, 2004
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The Coens, then as now, are alive to the possibilities of movies. So savor their technique and the sizzling performances.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 8, 2003
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

Ebert & Roeper
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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From first shot to last, the Coens seldom miss an opportunity to suggest that theirs is a movie made by evolutionarily advanced life-forms touring a primitive planet.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 8, 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

Rolling Stone
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October 30, 2001
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Full Review Source: Denver Rocky Mountain News | Original Score: A-

October 30, 2001
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

October 30, 2001
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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October 30, 2001

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October 30, 2001
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