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  • Summary: A retired FBI profiler is brought back into service under unusual circumstances involving his own blood analysis to track a ruthless serial killer. (Warner Bros.)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. 88
    The strength of the picture, directed by Eastwood, is that it has three intersecting story arcs: The investigation, the health issues, and the relationship that builds, step by step.
  2. 80
    Eastwood's instinct for creating efficient, adult, mainstream entertainment is virtually unerring. He's still a class act, not to mention craggy, suave, laconic and very, very cool.
  3. Moves along the way its leading man walks along - steady and sure.
  4. It's always nice to see Clint, and especially nice to see him play someone whose humanity -- no, whose mortality -- is all too apparent.
  5. 63
    There's also something to be said for a movie that's content with telling a simple yarn, and telling it well.
  6. 50
    A major misstep and a disappointment of significant proportions. It may not be a failure for Eastwood the actor, but it's a big one for Eastwood the director.
  7. 38
    If you put the word Tired first, it would perfectly describe the movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 10 out of 19
  1. Nov 12, 2013
    4
    Blood Work bleeds with discomfort.
    A very interesting concept that doesn't unlock much depth. Eastwood directs and acts in this somewhat
    ironic train wreck that would otherwise be successful if not contaminated with poor lines and an underhanded script that feels copy and pasted together. Expand

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