Blood Father Reviews

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April 3, 2020
It's not complicated, but it's a satisfying 88-minute drama driven by [Mel] Gibson's undimmed star power.
April 1, 2020
Like some of Mel's other B pictures, "Blood Father" delivers the goods. And that's all it ever promises to do.
September 19, 2019
Blood Father reminds us why Mel Gibson has had longevity in a career that chews people up and spits them out more often than not.
September 1, 2019
Full of ugly personalities and dirty imagery, it's a return to the glory days of unpretentious action thrillers that did what they set out to do, and nothing more.
July 26, 2019
A film about redemption made all the more poignant and relevant because it draws on our own sense of betrayal and anger towards Gibson and challenges us to either forgive or dismiss.
May 10, 2019
There are moments of wild-eyed over-acting, as we've come to expect of old Mel down the years, but they don't seem out of place in a film that seems to have its tongue firmly in its cheek.
January 14, 2019
The result is resoundingly effective and enjoyable despite being entirely predictable. [Full review in Spanish]
December 8, 2018
Blood Father honestly melds the action-thriller genre with the world of recovery so well it more or less becomes its own subgenre of "recovery road action".
November 9, 2018
Sure, the film has its share of scattered clichés that befall a jumpy road flick. Still, one cannot deny the reflective and raucous vibes that emanate from rag-tag pulpy Blood Father.
November 1, 2018
Gibson is superb as the imperfect, weather beaten patriarch set on saving a damsel in distress.
November 1, 2018
It's a movie that draws on thematically on its stars past failings and utilizes that edge for an entertaining piece of action cinema.
August 28, 2018
It likely won't change your opinions of Gibson one way or the other, but as a piece of entertainment that never takes itself more seriously than absolutely necessary, it's fine.
October 18, 2017
Jean-Francois Richet directs, but the real plaudits belong to writers Peter Craig and Andrea Berloff for their gritty but witty screenplay, and to Gibson and Moriarty, who spar well together. Welcome back, Mel.
August 6, 2017
The ensuing action is very much in the Taken vein... but director Jean-François Richet handles the action briskly, while Mel displays an impressive emotional vulnerability - when he isn't knocking lumps out of the bad guys.
December 27, 2016
The dialogue goes like a Gatling gun and the action is its match.
December 27, 2016
Blood Father boasts enough momentum and lively banter to compensate for any generic leanings. Robert Gantz' scorched cinematography keeps the heat on, even during quieter moments.
December 26, 2016
Unexceptional, occasionally exciting chase film with Mel Gibson playing a grizzled recovering alcoholic whose destitute life is given purpose when his missing daughter calls him for help.
December 17, 2016
The troubled actor hasn't been this charismatic on screen for more than a decade.
December 4, 2016
Violent and unashamedly trashy, Blood Father certainly is - and blunt, brutal, hardly original yet mostly efficient as well.
November 18, 2016
A surprisingly solid action thriller, Blood Father delivers exactly what you expect, and then some.
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