Winter In The Blood (2014)

Winter In The Blood



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Virgil First Raise wakes in a ditch on the hardscrabble plains of Montana, hungover and badly beaten. He sees a shocking vision: his father, ten years dead, lying frozen at his feet. Shaken, Virgil returns home to his ranch on the Reservation, only to find that his wife, Agnes, has left him. Worse, she's taken his beloved rifle. Virgil sets out to town find her- or perhaps just the gun- beginning a hi-line odyssey of inebriated and improbable intrigues with the mysterious Airplane Man, his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ken White, Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith
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Kino Lorber - Official Site


as Virgil First Raise

as Agnes

as Airplane Man

as Nicholson-Malvina

as Lame Bull

as Young Virgil

as John First Raise

as Ray Long Knife

as Yellow Calf

as Grandma

as Bad Suit

as Shiny Suit

as Ferdinand

as Young Ray Long Knife

as Youngest Mose

as Reporter

as Police Officer

as Town Woman

as Waitress

as Cavalier Clerk

as Little Girl In Diner
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Critic Reviews for Winter In The Blood

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

The story captures a slipstream of memory and regret, interweaving past and present and what might be happening in Virgil's mind as he reflects on lost family and lost chances.

Full Review… | October 30, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Cursed with a vague, rambling script and an equally indistinct lead performance, the film is a scattershot series of vignettes about self-definition that, ultimately, never coheres into a lucid whole.

Full Review… | August 21, 2014
AV Club
Top Critic

The journey from page to screen may have battered Mr. Welch's novel, but its lamenting heart beats loud and clear.

Full Review… | August 20, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Winter in the Blood turns out to be the wrong kind of heartbreaker.

Full Review… | August 19, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

[An] audacious, funny and often tender movie.

Full Review… | February 26, 2014
Seattle Times
Top Critic

"Winter in the Blood" portrays an often overlooked modern Native American life, and via the prose of James Welch, the film takes an unflinching and realistic look at some of the troubles that this community.

Full Review… | August 23, 2014
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