• Blood Simple (1985)

Blood Simple

Release Date: January 18th, 1985

DVD Release Date: September 18th, 2001

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

"Blood Simple" was the first feature film from Joel and Ethan Coen. This is the newly restored and re-edited director's cut of the film, introduced by Mortimer Young. The stylish crime thriller premiered at film festivals in 1984. "Blood Simple" begins deep in the heart of Texas, where a jealous saloon owner hires a cheap divorce detective to kill the saloon owner's younger wife and her bartender lover. But the detective gets a better idea: he follows the two lovers, and...

Cast: John Getz, Frances McDormand, M. Emmet Walsh, Dan Hedaya, Samm-Art Williams, Deborah Neumann, Señor Marco, William Creamer

Director: Joel Coen

Genres: Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: River Road

Distributors: USA Films

Keywords: Murder, Suspenseful, 1980s, Bar, Deception, Revenge, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    This is not an inspirational drama about finding yourself; it's a Hitchcockian comedy about adultery, murder and losing a corpse.

  • 100
    Hannah BrownNew York Post

    It's like watching Alfred Hitchcock try to solve a Rubik's cube in a roadside diner.

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    If you are squeamish, here is the film to make you squeam. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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