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Blood and Wine Reviews

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March 26, 2009
An amusingly caustic, straight-up serving of film noir staples spiced with star charisma.
October 2, 2008
As lifeless as a flat wine.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 24, 2006
An engrossing thriller - and one sparkling with intelligence, with the surprising twists grounded in credible human behaviour.
July 25, 2005
A noir thriller about greed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
May 20, 2003
When Bob Rafelson decides to get nasty, he really means it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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+
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
April 17, 2002
Screenwriters Nick Villiers, Alison Cross, and Rafelson were trying too hard.
February 27, 2001
A slowly-plotted, mostly uninvolving modern-day Miami film noir...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Nicholson is good, but the movie isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
It's a morality play, really, but dripping with humid sex and violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Blood & Wine is rewarding for its performances and the material it explores, but ultimately it's messy.
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
January 1, 2000
Bob Rafelson uses the themes of greed, lust and betrayal coupled with riveting ingredients to bring an emotionally satisfying, biting thriller.
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
January 1, 2000
Let's just say that Blood & Wine is a good idea badly executed.
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