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Bloodworth (2011)

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It's been 40 years since E.F. Bloodworth (Kris Kristofferson) abandoned his loving wife and sons for a life on the road. Now at the end of the line, Bloodworth reappears, forced to reckon with the stale aftermath of his departure. With his ex-wife Julia (Frances Conroy) mentally destroyed, his three sons; Warren (Val Kilmer), Boyd (Dwight Yoakam) and Brady (W. Earl Brown) soured by years of anger, Bloodworth's only solace is a budding relationship with Fleming, the grandson he never knew. But when Fleming meets Raven (Hilary Duff), the woman of his dreams, will Bloodworth's presence force history to repeat itself? -- (C) Sony

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Cast

Val Kilmer
as Warren Bloodworth
Kris Kristofferson
as E.F. Bloodworth
Hilary Duff
as Raven Lee Halfacre
Frances Conroy
as Julia Bloodworth
Reece Daniel Thompson
as Fleming Bloodworth
W. Earl Brown
as Brady Bloodworth
Gill Gayle
as Spivey
Dwight Yoakam
as Boyd Bloodworth
Tonya Watts
as Bar Singer
Sheila Kelley
as Louise Halfacre
Claudia Church
as Patricia Bloodworth
John Churchill
as Patricia's Lover
Samantha Talbott
as Counter Girl
Wynema Brown
as Old Woman with Hog
Ben Acland
as Skate Clerk
Hank Williams III
as Trigger Lipscomb
Afemo Omilami
as Sheriff Bellweather
Jill Chapman
as Young Julia
Carter Godwin
as Young Boyd
River Stevens
as Young Brady
Colton Stevens
as Young Warren
Bill Ladd
as Young E.F.
Robbie Beck
as Professor
Jilon Ghai
as Junkyard Man
Barbara Weetman
as mAIL cARRIER
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Critic Reviews for Bloodworth

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Kris Kristofferson, Val Kilmer and Dwight Yoakam are compelling in beautifully lived-in, vanity-free performances, but the drama's escalating dread fizzles in a farcical pileup of disaster.

Full Review… | May 19, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The film's payoff is clumsy and obvious. But Kristofferson, Corbin, Kilmer, Yoakam and Duff create indelible characters in just a few scenes each.

May 15, 2011
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Bloodworth is, for the most part, dominated by uninteresting, pointless encounters and conversations.

Full Review… | February 1, 2012
Reel Film Reviews

Bloodworth has value, but there's a harsh price to be paid for the dramatic investment. I'd rather recommend a crudely shortened version of the film than no film at all.

Full Review… | June 27, 2011
BrianOrndorf.com

The visuals are as lingeringly rich as Carolina summers. The music is supervised by the legendary T-Bone Burnett and is authentic and poignant.

May 28, 2011
Boxoffice Magazine

...feels like a family myth you've heard since childhood, a story handed down through generations.

Full Review… | May 22, 2011
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Bloodworth

½

Kristofferson is really quite good in this film.. as well as Reece Daniel as well as miss duff.. Really very boring until they put 30 twists in at the last 23 minutes of the film.

Pete Skeris
Pete Skeris

A Southern fried "Tree of Life"... There's a decent cautionary moral at the heart of this story. Unfortunately, they tried to fit 100lbs of deep South dysfunction into a 50lb sack.

Jeramie Sivley
Jeramie Sivley
½

A good story of a grandson grandfather relationship that shows the boy more of who he is and what he can accomplish once he leaves his worthless family and starts a family with his love. Most of this film was boring and lifeless but once you get past that and understand the meaning of the story, it is somewhat watchable. Hilary Duff did a great job. Bloodworth, I give you a 30%.

Dominic Salacki
Dominic Salacki

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