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  • 60
    New York Daily News

    While hardly reinventing the wheel, Blood works best as a tone poem, with unspoken passages detailing a hard life. show more

  • 88
    Sheila O'Malley RogerEbert.com

    At times, Blood, feels like a slightly-filled-out television police procedural with better cinematography, but the performances have an almost Shakespearean grandeur. show more

  • 38
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The landscape cinematography is often eye-pleasing, but the script is labored, filled with clichés and never allows for character development. show more

  • 25
    Drew Hunt Slant Magazine

    Themes of family ties, obsession, and morality, so dramatically realized in Conviction, are gracelessly and shapelessly strewn together here. show more

  • 60
    Total Film

    It’s a crisp, cold little thriller with a real sense of the noose tightening around otherwise unremarkable lives. show more

  • 60
    Noel Murray The Dissolve

    All four of the main performances are so strong that they deserve more space to develop and intertwine. Instead, at times, Blood plays like one long “previously on” montage for the series that inspired it. show more

  • 40
    Henry Barnes The Guardian

    Originality may be out of Blood's jurisdiction, but it manages to plod on, dutifully walking a tired old beat. show more

  • 40
    Tim Robey The Telegraph

    The film’s family-saga pretensions and bombastically overdone characterisation keep hobbling its better elements. show more

  • 67
    Oliver Lyttelton The Playlist

    A smart, well-acted and well-directed picture that adds up to a little more than the sum of its parts. show more

  • 40
    Chris Packham Village Voice

    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. show more

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