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½ April 14, 2014
There's not much to the story, but it's interesting enough. The characters are a bit shallow, and there are sickly moments, but it as this certain bit of suspense that keeps it moving along.
½ July 11, 2010
This cult film is only notable for the early performance of Peter Falk, which came out only a year before he was nominated for an Oscar for Murder, Inc. It has a fairly interesting plot, but the low budget was no help. A curio, that is for sure.
½ July 11, 2010
55/100. This cult film is only notable for the early performance of Peter Falk, which came out only a year before he was nominated for an Oscar for Murder, Inc. It has a fairly interesting plot, but the low budget was no help. A curio, that is for sure.
½ June 20, 2010
Plodding beatnik gangster flick rests heavily on a very low level of suspense. Dime-a-dozen B pictures like "The Bloody Brood" rarely survive beyond their day, if at all, this one being a notable exception as it features Peter Falk in one of his first film roles. Falk does infuse his scenes with his trademark simmering energy, but it's hard to tell whether or not it only seems that way because we know what he went on to do after this picture. The film isn't a complete failure as it does give a sense of the beatnik subculture of the time, just don't go expecting any real action.
April 25, 2010
This cult flick from '59 did lack some good narrative at parts but you can not help but feel and embrace the meaning and the mood of the movie. It is dark and amazing but the end is a little cliche.
½ January 19, 2010
Cheap and incompetent attempt to demonize the beats is much less interesting than the similar Buckets of Blood. But it's hard to completely hate any film starring Peter Falk.
½ April 14, 2014
There's not much to the story, but it's interesting enough. The characters are a bit shallow, and there are sickly moments, but it as this certain bit of suspense that keeps it moving along.
August 21, 2012
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THE BLOODY BROOD [1959]: A mildly entertaining 1959 Beatnik schlock-fest which was the onscreen debut of Peter Falk (of COLOMBO & A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE [1974] fame). THE BLOODY BROOD sees Falk's Character and his fellow crazed murderous Beat freaks murder a young telegram delivery boy. This then leads to the older brother of the deceased boy who comes after them. Decent acting from a talent young Falk and a decent script with typical Beatnik stereotypes makes it worthy of a 60%.
½ July 11, 2010
This cult film is only notable for the early performance of Peter Falk, which came out only a year before he was nominated for an Oscar for Murder, Inc. It has a fairly interesting plot, but the low budget was no help. A curio, that is for sure.
½ July 11, 2010
55/100. This cult film is only notable for the early performance of Peter Falk, which came out only a year before he was nominated for an Oscar for Murder, Inc. It has a fairly interesting plot, but the low budget was no help. A curio, that is for sure.
½ June 20, 2010
Plodding beatnik gangster flick rests heavily on a very low level of suspense. Dime-a-dozen B pictures like "The Bloody Brood" rarely survive beyond their day, if at all, this one being a notable exception as it features Peter Falk in one of his first film roles. Falk does infuse his scenes with his trademark simmering energy, but it's hard to tell whether or not it only seems that way because we know what he went on to do after this picture. The film isn't a complete failure as it does give a sense of the beatnik subculture of the time, just don't go expecting any real action.
May 9, 2010
Really boring B movie.
April 25, 2010
This cult flick from '59 did lack some good narrative at parts but you can not help but feel and embrace the meaning and the mood of the movie. It is dark and amazing but the end is a little cliche.
½ January 19, 2010
Cheap and incompetent attempt to demonize the beats is much less interesting than the similar Buckets of Blood. But it's hard to completely hate any film starring Peter Falk.
½ January 21, 2009
Peter Falk should have done more thrillers... he could have been know as a great actor, not as Columbo.
January 7, 2009
The beat generation takes another hit, with Peter Falk and friends killing a kid by serving him a hamburger laced with ground glass. A fine companion piece to A BUCKET OF BLOOD, beware of beatniks if there are any still around.
½ July 13, 2008
that movie info flickster has for this film is waaaaaaaay too exciting for it to be this fiick. basically, it's a dull (but watchable) movie about a guy angry that his brother ate a hamburger with glass in it. yes, that's right, the murder weapon was a glass-filled burger. but anyway, it's nothing special...but it can be fairly enjoyable if you're set on making fun of the events as you watch 'em happen.
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