Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers| smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father| must investigate a crime they
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Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.
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bill s (nl) wrote: More than solid thriller that delivers fine performances everywhere......plays aliitle like an extended Law and Order episode but still very solid thriller.
Walter M (es) wrote: In "Blood," Joe(Paul Bettany) and Chrissie(Stephen Graham) Fairburn are the sons of a cop, Lenny(Brian Cox), who still shows up at the precinct house from time to time. So, of course it figures they would become police detectives themselves. Their latest case involves the brutal murder of a young girl. They think they have a suspect in Jason Buliegh(Ben Crompton) who certainly seems sleazy enough but they do not have enough evidence to hold him. So, Joe and Chrissie decide to take Jason to the islands in order to have a further chat with him."Blood" has certain things going for it like a moody atmosphere and a neat use of locations. On the other hand, it is definitely lacking in the story department. So much so, that it solves its central mystery not once but twice before conveniently forgetting about it. Yes, there is a twist but in the long term that does not really change anything. And then there is the miscasting in central roles which undermines any dramatic exploration of the central relationships. What does work is the scene when Lenny is introduced in the foreground, in front of and interrupting his son Joe.
WS W (nl) wrote: Quite solid & thrilling; outstanding in acting department.
Vish G (nl) wrote: The moody, sweeping cinematography serves to augment buildup of anguish in this Irish thriller.
Troy K (ca) wrote: 3.5/5 Good movie and I recommend it, but the quick ending was a letdown.
Travis H (br) wrote: The titular Blood of Nick Murphy's British cop drama has little to do with the victims of some rampaging serial killer; it's the familial tie that binds an entire generation of cops, working to maintain sanity in a world that seems to have gone insane. There's little about Blood that is truly unique, but with an oppressive mood and a low-key, grounded approach, it's a surprisingly effective morality tale and crime procedural, even if it doesn't always feel big screen-worthy.Based on the BBC series Conviction, and written by the show's original scribe, the film follows the Fairburn brothers Joe (Paul Bettany) and Chrissy (Stephen Graham), cop sons whose father Lenny (Brian Cox) was a hard-nosed police chief of some legend. Now stricken with Alzheimer's, Lenny often harkens back to the good old days when cops were free to crack skulls, often taking suspects out to the islands where they could force a confession in secrecy. The old ways come roaring back after a teen girl is found stabbed to death at a skate park, and the ensuing public uproar over her death demands a quick resolution. The Fairburn boys are on the case, along with their reclusive but dogged colleague Robert (Mark Strong), and a suspect quickly emerges in Jason Buleigh, (Ben Crompton) a crazed ex-con turned religious zealot who knew the victim intimately. Convinced he committed the crime but with no way to prove it, Joe and Chrissy drag Jason out to the islands to scare out a confession, but when things go deadly wrong it's the brothers who find themselves on the bad end of the law. It's a set up we've seen numerous times before; good cops are pushed too far and become the criminals they are sworn to defend against, but the added twist of forcing Joe and Chrissy to investigate their own crime is never less than thrilling, mostly due to some strong character work by Bettany and Graham. It feels like forever since we've seen Bettany take on a meaty role (he's been fighting demons, vampires, and voicing Iron Man's armor for years), and his depiction of Joe's overwhelming guilt and unraveling mental state is superb. It's Mark Strong who perhaps turns out the best, though, as Robert is the most fully-realized character of all. Breaking free from playing villains, Strong adds complexity to Robert, who begins to suspect that there's more to Jason's disappearance than the brothers are letting on. A loner with a troubled personal history and fear of commitment, Robert's only connection to anything is through his job, which he tackles with a ferocity that makes him a pariah even to his colleagues. He shares a brilliantly intense scene with Cox where they snarl at one another making thinly veiled threats backed by an unquestionable confidence.Murphy, who made his big screen debut with the supernatural thriller The Awakening, is primarily a TV veteran and it shows. Despite an effectively chilly atmosphere, the film has the smallish feel of an extended television episode, often falling into the same clichs and overdone dialogue that make up the cop genre. But there's also a great attention to character detail, and we learn so much about them that we can understand their motivations, no matter how questionable they may be. Murphy does lose control and pound on the melodrama a little too heavy in a bid to raise the stakes, but the performances are nuanced enough to keep it from being too much of a distraction. Blood doesn't exactly break the mold, but it explores the blurred line between cop and villain with genuine emotional heft.
Tim A (de) wrote: Bit slow and low budget but interesting plot
Stephen B (es) wrote: The twist comes early and, from then on, it's all downhill. Adapted from tv which is where it should have stayed.
Rob G (kr) wrote: Good cast but not great story
Richard S (br) wrote: TV police dramas pop up every 2 minutes in the release schedules, most of which are predictable, full of cliches and copies of each other. This one however, was brilliant. The paranoia and the guilt are brilliantly played out by the two central leads as they try to cover their tracks and the film was just the right length to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Pavandeep S (br) wrote: I give it credit for some decent concept, but if ever a film could shoot itself in the foot with a shotgun, this was it. The ending, the scenes of the younger brother crisis and the momentum just collapsed on scenes that just were not supposed to be there and forced the audience to fall back in incomprehension.
Paul D (ag) wrote: A lesson in self-destruction. It's by no means the most complex of police stories, but it's very well shot and there's a fine mood created for the drama.
Mike C (mx) wrote: Saw a trailer for this and it looked pretty good...good story, well-made, dark. Then saw it had low ratings and couldn't figure it out. Until I watched it. Indeed, a great plot: detectives can't get a confession out of a murder suspect and things get out of hand and they kill him and have to deal with it. But it's just not done so well.It's never really believable. Girl is dead. Suspect has a history, they search his home and find an earring, pics, etc. I'm not going to spoil it but it's all downhill from there. So many open endings to allow the drama to build, but they're not real-to-life open endings so I just couldn't get involved with the story or characters. On top of that, you have to investigators who really, really go about things the wrong way once they've committed a crime. It's silliness. The big plus of the movie is the visuals. You have a violent, somewhat realistic death, and it's just a dark and pretty movie to look at.
Michael R (gb) wrote: Basic Cop / Brother Drama...
Martin G (kr) wrote: Peu de dveloppement dans les personnages et scnario sans substance
Marah R (kr) wrote: Masterfully directed and skillfully acted. Blood diverted from the cliche crime thrillers with its adequate plot line and extreme thrill.
Laurent P (mx) wrote: Bettany de retour au bercail ou il trouve enfin un role a la mesure de son envergure dans ce polar glace tres scandinave dans l'ambiance et dans les thematiques (verite enfouie, heritage familial). Le film est egalement solidement supporte par un casting classieux avec un Mark Strong imperial et un Brian Cox particulierement touchant.
Kurt B (gb) wrote: Murphy revisits Crime and Punishement and we all suffer for it.
Kevin J (kr) wrote: Gritty and intense, Blood is a very good British crime drama that perhaps needed a bit more time to further develop its' characters, as well as at the end to tie things up a bit better
Josh D (br) wrote: I found this an impressive and tense thriller, with exceptional acting and believable characters. Characters who's actions resulted in a good few surprisingly moving revelations. I admit it's perhaps a bit slow to find it's feet, but when it did I was toatally gripped and by the end - I loved it.I'm livid at the bad press this movie has, as I'd say it's the best British thriller I've seen in a good while. Considering a lot of the formulaic high-budget crap cinemas are churning out nowadays I think some reviews of this, from critics and audience alike, are a bit cruel to say the least. I only hope people overlook the sniffier reviews; consider what would drive a cast this good (Bettany, Graham, Cox and Strong, to name but a few) make this low budget film if they didn't see potential in it, and take a punt at 'Blood.' I'm certainly glad I did.