In the Blood (2014)



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Gina Carano stars as Ava, a trained fighter with a dark past. When her new husband (Cam Gigandet) vanishes during their Caribbean honeymoon, Ava uncovers a violent underworld of conspiracy in the middle of an island paradise. Armed with a deadly set of skills, Ava sets out to discover the truth - and to take down the men she thinks are responsible for his abduction, one by one. (c) Anchor Bay

Rating: R (for strong violence and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Bennett Yellin, James Robert Johnston
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 3, 2014
Anchor Bay/Freestyle Releasing - Official Site


as Chief Ramon Garza

as Silvio Lugo

as Big Biz

as Derek Grant

as Nurse Leta

as Robert Grant

as Sandy Grant

as Monique Grant

as 14 year old Ava

as Zip Line Owner

as Tom Lanford

as Bouncer at Bathroom ...
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Critic Reviews for In the Blood

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (14)

The closed-quarters combat crackles with bone-shattering believability. And that's really all that matters.

Full Review… | April 25, 2014
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Carano, a former mixed-martial artist, won't be vying for an Oscar any time soon but she can more than hold her own as an action star. She deserves a bigger canvas on which to show off her skills.

Full Review… | April 4, 2014
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
Top Critic

This isn't much more than a straight-forward, get-the-baddies action flick.

Full Review… | April 4, 2014
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

The jaw-drop factor that comes from seeing Carano's moves is often spoiled because of too much cutting or, in the case of the dance club sequence, excess strobing.

Full Review… | April 4, 2014
Top Critic

Carano is an impressive woman, but she's no Meryl Streep; and even Streep couldn't make a movie this by-the-numbers look like anything more than it is: violence with interruptions.

Full Review… | April 4, 2014
Detroit News
Top Critic

In the Blood is generic B-movie fare, bloody and, alas, increasingly dumb.

Full Review… | April 4, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for In the Blood


A fun, intense and terrifically old-school action-thriller. A Taken style film with lots of hand to hand combat, gun-play, suspense and a riveting star performance by Gina Carano. Carano is sexy, strong and filled with energy. Their is way to few action films that have strong female leads and Gina Carano just might be one of those real bright female action stars that can fit the bill. It has a great cast involved. Luis Guzman is terrific. Amaury Nolasco is excellent.

Al S

Super Reviewer

Entertaining Straight Up Action Flick with Influences from Taken.

Good Action/Thriller Movie! In the Blood has nearly the same plot as the Liam Neeson thriller Taken but it is much easier to swallow. The difference between the two is that the earlier picture was a high-gloss Hollywood production while this one is shot more like a documentary. It is by no means perfect, but you at least feel like you've entered into a very dark and dangerous world. You can believe what you're seeing. Overall, this is a super-high action film with an amazing heroine one that doesn't stand around waiting to be saved by a man and I love that. Carano plays the real thing and action hero in every sense of the word.

When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

In the Blood was a low budget film and unfortunately it felt very much like one. The camera work and cinematography was horrible, the plot was tired and poorly developed. The characters were uninspired and lacked development outside of the protagonist. The acting was abysmal, especially by the protagonist. Honestly, the only saving grace for the movie was that the fight scenes were done well... at least well enough. Unfortunately that's what happens when you have a female MMA fighter carry a movie. Hopefully one day we get the best of both worlds (either a fighter who can act or an actress who can fight) because until then this is what we're stuck with. If it ever comes on a movie channel, it's not a bad watch. I wouldn't spend a dime on it though.

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