75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

It’s overlong, overplotted and crowded with a cast of “hey-it’s-that-guy!” C-listers (Luis Guzman, Danny Trejo), but the closed-quarters combat crackles with bone-shattering believability. And that’s really all that matters.
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58

The Playlist

Despite having a lead that can fend for herself, and a fun ensemble of co-stars, In the Blood runs dry.
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50

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Ms. Carano still has a lot to learn about acting, but she’s certainly the one you want around in case of a home invasion.
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50

Washington Post

By Mark Jenkins
As is typical of the genre, the plot gets sillier as it unfolds, while the violence gets gnarlier.
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50

Variety

Pulses are likely to remain level during In the Blood, a serviceable vehicle for MMA champ Gina Carano.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Martin Tsai
Like a typical Hollywood action-thriller, though, the screenplay jeopardizes the film. The twists concocted by writers James Robert Johnston and Bennett Yellin are mostly predictable; and the ones you don't see coming are outlandish.
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40

The Dissolve

By Vadim Rizov
Carano deserves better: She’s a formidable physical performer, and the current state of the MMA film on the DTV circuit is strong enough to shame this wan, drama-clogged effort.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Director John Stockwell (“Blue Crush”) knows how to make the best possible use of his star while adding a strong supporting cast, some pretty scenery and a taut mystery. Stockwell understands most of all that we don’t need Carano to talk; we need her to kick ass.
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40

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Carano’s badass-beauty charm notwithstanding, it’s a grim, formulaic saga in desperate need of some genuine B-movie fury and flair.
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40

The New York Times

By Andy Webster
Deficient even in most of its set pieces, In the Blood does Ms. Carano (and Caribbean tourism) few favors. Somebody, please give her a better script and director.
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41 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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