Circle Films | Release Date: July 7, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 23 Critics
Positive:
20
Mixed:
3
Negative:
0
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75
Grisly, stylish and often weirdly funny, Blood Simple is a reminder of how rarely an original artistic sensibility is announced to the world and how much better movies are when that sensibility is allowed to keep going its own way.
88
This is not an inspirational drama about finding yourself; it's a Hitchcockian comedy about adultery, murder and losing a corpse.
100
It's like watching Alfred Hitchcock try to solve a Rubik's cube in a roadside diner.
63
It is an exploitation picture disguised as a hipster comedy.
100
Filled with wonderful performances, especially by Hedaya and Walsh, Blood Simple remains a tight, beautifully ugly, neo-noir classic.
100
Savor their technique and the sizzling performances of Frances McDormand as an adulterous wife, Dan Hedaya as her vengeful husband and M. Emmet Walsh as a private detective from hell.
88
It's the boys' most immediately gratifying movie: The goods are delivered in a hearse.