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Blood and Wine Reviews

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Top Critic
David Rooney
March 26, 2009
An amusingly caustic, straight-up serving of film noir staples spiced with star charisma.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 2, 2008
As lifeless as a flat wine.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
June 24, 2006
An engrossing thriller - and one sparkling with intelligence, with the surprising twists grounded in credible human behaviour.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 25, 2005
A noir thriller about greed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
February 19, 2004
Rafelson shows that he can't handle noir themes as easily as the real masters of the genre.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
When Bob Rafelson decides to get nasty, he really means it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Bob Rafelson sends this movie out like a hissing flare from the island of the nearly-forgotten, and if justice had prevailed, moviegoers would have answered the call.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The director benefits from a powerhouse duo in Nicholson and Caine. It's like watching two cats fight for the same mouse, because both characters are corrupted to the bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Screenwriters Nick Villiers, Alison Cross, and Rafelson were trying too hard.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
A slowly-plotted, mostly uninvolving modern-day Miami film noir...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Nicholson is good, but the movie isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's a morality play, really, but dripping with humid sex and violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
Blood & Wine is rewarding for its performances and the material it explores, but ultimately it's messy.
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Blood and Wine is a murky attempt at film noir that has a couple of good twists, but overall it wastes its talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Bob Rafelson uses the themes of greed, lust and betrayal coupled with riveting ingredients to bring an emotionally satisfying, biting thriller.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
To borrow a phrase from the Simpsons, it's just a bunch of stuff that happened.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The film takes several surprising turns and evolves into a decent thriller. Still, the script by Alison Cross and Nick Villiers too often gets mired in its own material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The movie's own payoff is compelling enough, but the project has a weightless feel that limits involvement. Better you give it an hour-and-a-half on video someday, surrounded by wine and snacks.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Rafelson is so true to his sour vision of crime, deception and a rottenness at the core of our natures -- he's as cheerful as a Jim Thompson potboiler -- that we never get a chance to like or care about his characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Let's just say that Blood & Wine is a good idea badly executed.
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