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  • Summary: Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they committed.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Aug 9, 2013
    88
    At times, Blood, feels like a slightly-filled-out television police procedural with better cinematography, but the performances have an almost Shakespearean grandeur.
  2. Reviewed by:  Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Aug 7, 2013
    75
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Oliver Lyttelton
    Aug 6, 2013
    67
    A smart, well-acted and well-directed picture that adds up to a little more than the sum of its parts.
  4. Reviewed by: Henry Barnes
    Jul 15, 2013
    40
    Originality may be out of Blood's jurisdiction, but it manages to plod on, dutifully walking a tired old beat.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Aug 6, 2013
    40
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    Jul 15, 2013
    40
    The film’s family-saga pretensions and bombastically overdone characterisation keep hobbling its better elements.
  7. Reviewed by: Drew Hunt
    Aug 7, 2013
    25
    Themes of family ties, obsession, and morality, so dramatically realized in Conviction, are gracelessly and shapelessly strewn together here.

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