Blood Synopsis
The Fairburn brothers (Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham) are detectives who have lived under the shadow of their police chief father (Brian Cox) – a man known for doing whatever it takes to get a confession.
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RogerEbert.com

By Sheila O'Malley
At times, Blood, feels like a slightly-filled-out television police procedural with better cinematography, but the performances have an...
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75

The A.V. Club

By Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
This move is both redundant and counterproductive because it weakens one of the screenplay’s central conceits — the way Bettany’s guilt is...
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67

The Playlist

By Oliver Lyttelton
A smart, well-acted and well-directed picture that adds up to a little more than the sum of its parts.
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60

The Dissolve

By Noel Murray
All four of the main performances are so strong that they deserve more space to develop and intertwine. Instead, at times, Blood plays like...
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60

Total Film

It’s a crisp, cold little thriller with a real sense of the noose tightening around otherwise unremarkable lives.
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60

New York Daily News

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While hardly reinventing the wheel, Blood works best as a tone poem, with unspoken passages detailing a hard life.
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40

The Telegraph

By Tim Robey
The film’s family-saga pretensions and bombastically overdone characterisation keep hobbling its better elements.
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40

The Guardian

By Henry Barnes
Originality may be out of Blood's jurisdiction, but it manages to plod on, dutifully walking a tired old beat.
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40

Village Voice

By Chris Packham
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...
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Mark Olsen
Blood feels perfunctory, needing something besides fussy plotting to jolt it to life.
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Rated NR