Blood Father Reviews

December 27, 2016
The dialogue goes like a Gatling gun and the action is its match.
October 6, 2016
Gibson is only 60 years old, a few years younger than Liam Neeson, and so could conceivably continue appearing in action movies like this for years to come. He clearly has the knack for it.
October 6, 2016
There's an unexpectedly engaging performance from Gibson and terrific supporting turns from William H Macy as his neighbour and AA sponsor, and from Erin Moriarty as his wayward daughter.
October 6, 2016
In the grizzled spectacle Gibson willingly makes of himself, it has a B-movie equivalent of that A-plus Mickey Rourke comeback, delivered with just enough clout to count as a step in the right direction.
October 5, 2016
There are few more exhilarating sights in all of cinema than Mel Gibson unleashing a world of hurt on a bunch of crack-eyed, greasy-haired crooks.
October 3, 2016
A silly but fun addition to the geri-action genre.
September 1, 2016
This one is workmanlike - choreographed with skill and without pretension. It does the job.
September 1, 2016
As entertainment, Blood Father is superior to many in its genre - and at less than 90 minutes, it's over before there's much time to consider what, if anything, the filmmakers might be trying to say.
August 25, 2016
Pretty much gives you all that you could want from a pulp fiction in which Mel Gibson plays a grizzled loner inking skin in a spot called the Missing Link Tattoo.
August 20, 2016
The movie is pretty good.
August 12, 2016
An efficient and pleasurable bad-man-tries-to-go-good exposition that gives Mel Gibson ample opportunity to flex his now-somewhat-grizzled movie-star muscle.
August 11, 2016
The movie's a small gem: a good old-fashioned chase picture, thickened with pulp.
August 11, 2016
A violent, grungy, Peckinpah-lite action thriller that's worth checking out just to be reminded how powerful an actor Mel Gibson continues to be-even if the parts aren't coming like they once were.
August 11, 2016
Gibson is still a terrifically charismatic presence who inhabits damaged, self-destructive rascals, perhaps because that's how he wants to be seen.
July 2, 2016
Director Jean-François Richet keeps the action set pieces and shootouts coming with bracing regularity, but Blood Father doesn't grind to a halt while it's catching a breath, thanks to the spot-on screenplay.
May 22, 2016
A serviceable piece of B-movie entertainment without an ounce of originality. But audiences that respond to films like these are unlikely to think that's a dealbreaker.
May 21, 2016
"Blood Father" is trash, but it does capture what an accomplished and winning actor Mel Gibson can be. Just because he lost his bearings, and his career, doesn't mean that he lost his talent.
May 21, 2016
In his personal life, his rage has publicly manifested in horribly offensive ways. As an actor, Gibson is at his best when he taps into it.