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Based on 16 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    May not be great cinema, but it nonetheless deserves attention. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Though it can't quite transcend its filmmaker's earnest intentions, this solemn history lesson offers several powerful moments. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Suffers from an awkward, plodding structure that robs it of much of its dramatic effect. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie tells this story in a traditional, straightforward way. No fancy footwork. No chewing the scenery. Meat and potatoes, you could say, but it's thoughtful and moving. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    “Blood” may carry us into the past, but the unhappy effects linger today, like pollution darkening a sky that never turned completely blue. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The actors do a lot to dimensionalize the material. Parker's Chavis is especially sharp, creating a man with a subtly burning fuse. show more

  • 50
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    Despite its earnestness and valuable lessons, however, "Blood" feels a little like preaching to the choir. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Rolls out stiff clichés to tell a familiar story of racial injustice in the South. show more

  • 40
    David Fear Time Out New York

    You can’t deny the inspirational qualities of the story or Parker’s screen presence, any more than you could accuse the film of subtlety or of masking its conspicuous pro-Christian agenda. show more

  • 40
    Boxoffice Magazine

    Ultimately, however, the movie is about the fact that there was a civil rights movement at all, and incidents like the murder of Dickie Marrow necessitated that movement--deep into the 1970s and beyond. show more

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