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At times, Blood, feels like a slightly-filled-out television police procedural with better cinematography, but the performances have an almost Shakespearean grandeur. Read full review
This move is both redundant and counterproductive because it weakens one of the screenplay’s central conceits — the way Bettany’s guilt is shared and experienced by other characters. Read full review
A smart, well-acted and well-directed picture that adds up to a little more than the sum of its parts. Read full review
All four of the main performances are so strong that they deserve more space to develop and intertwine. Instead, at times, Blood plays like one long “previously on” montage for the series that inspired it. Read full review
It’s a crisp, cold little thriller with a real sense of the noose tightening around otherwise unremarkable lives. Read full review
While hardly reinventing the wheel, Blood works best as a tone poem, with unspoken passages detailing a hard life.
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The film’s family-saga pretensions and bombastically overdone characterisation keep hobbling its better elements. Read full review
Originality may be out of Blood's jurisdiction, but it manages to plod on, dutifully walking a tired old beat. Read full review
Blood wants to be a Greek tragedy about family loyalties, guilt, and the fall of a dynasty, but the characters never manage to connect with one another, separated by gulfs of melodramatic angst and the plot demands of a boringly unspooled police procedural. Read full review
Blood feels perfunctory, needing something besides fussy plotting to jolt it to life. Read full review
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