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In the Blood Reviews

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David Parkinson
Radio Times
April 30, 2015
Screenwriter Andy Bloom struggles to sustain the tensions between the holed-up thugs, with much of the talented supporting cast having too little to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
April 30, 2015
Fine actors (Alison Steadman, Phil Davis) nudge our boy forward, yet the rehabilitation and race-against-time narratives prove fundamentally at odds: we're left watching two films cancelling each other out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Danay
Under the Radar
September 8, 2014
Essentially a gender-swapped riff on the Taken films, the film is as by the numbers as they come.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Chris Knight
National Post
April 25, 2014
Most of the dialogue consists of "Where is my husband?" And, for variety: "Tell me where my husband is!"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Semley
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2014
The closed-quarters combat crackles with bone-shattering believability. And that's really all that matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jay Stone
Canada.com
April 24, 2014
What starts as a mystery involving shadowy gangsters on an unnamed tropical island turns into a sort of medical drama involving endless fights, torture, and gunfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
April 11, 2014
I'm convinced Stockwell just sits around his Top Gun mansion reading scripts until he finds one containing the magical combination of cerulean water and two piece swimsuits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
April 7, 2014
Saddled with a weirdo, disturbing ending. Still, there's still a certain ramshackle appeal to this starchy, Taken-meets-Turistas revenge flick, which could just as easily be titled Woman on Fire.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Chase Whale
The Playlist
April 4, 2014
"In the Blood" will appeal to fans of "Taken" -- a lone warrior with a set of skills who tears apart a foreign land to find a loved one. Justice is served, but at a very bloody price.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
April 4, 2014
Whatever you do, don't ever, EVER go ziplining.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com
April 4, 2014
"In the Blood" is a dull piece of nonsense that makes one feel bad for straight-to-DVD staples like Treat Williams, Danny Trejo, and Luis Guzman.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
April 4, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3.5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 4, 2014
This isn't much more than a straight-forward, get-the-baddies action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ben Kenigsberg
Variety
April 4, 2014
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.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 4, 2014
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 | Original Score: C-
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 4, 2014
In the Blood is generic B-movie fare, bloody and, alas, increasingly dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
April 3, 2014
Go in knowing the film will deliver on butt-kicking Carano, but not much else and you'll be perfectly satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
April 3, 2014
There is an odd, even creepy, undercurrent in Ava's backstory that is both repellent and underdeveloped as an idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Andy Webster
New York Times
April 3, 2014
"In the Blood" does Ms. Carano (and Caribbean tourism) few favors. Somebody, please give her a better script and director.
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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times
April 3, 2014
Though lacking marquee names, the film measures up to the typical Hollywood action-thriller in just about every other bailiwick.
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