Blood and Wine Reviews

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.
June 24, 2006
An engrossing thriller - and one sparkling with intelligence, with the surprising twists grounded in credible human behaviour.
October 4, 2005
July 25, 2005
A noir thriller about greed.
June 18, 2005
August 29, 2004
February 19, 2004
Rafelson shows that he can't handle noir themes as easily as the real masters of the genre.
August 29, 2003
May 20, 2003
When Bob Rafelson decides to get nasty, he really means it.
May 2, 2003
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.
July 29, 2002
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.
April 17, 2002
Screenwriters Nick Villiers, Alison Cross, and Rafelson were trying too hard.
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April 12, 2002
February 27, 2001
A slowly-plotted, mostly uninvolving modern-day Miami film noir...
January 1, 2000
It's a morality play, really, but dripping with humid sex and violence.
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.
January 1, 2000
To borrow a phrase from the Simpsons, it's just a bunch of stuff that happened.