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Blood -- A 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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9 August 2013 (USA) See more »
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You can't bury the truth.
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Paul Bettany ... Joe Fairburn

Mark Strong ... Robert Seymour

Brian Cox ... Lenny Fairburn

Stephen Graham ... Chrissie Fairburn

Zoë Tapper ... Jemma Venn

Ben Crompton ... Jason Buleigh

Adrian Edmondson ... Tom Tiernan
Natasha Little ... Lily Fairburn

Naomi Battrick ... Miriam Fairburn
Nick Murphy ... Sports Master

Patrick Hurd-Wood ... Dominic

Stuart McQuarrie ... David Saddler
Sandra Voe ... Sandra Buleigh
Daniel Pemberton ... Drunken Guitarist
Jasper Britton ... Daniel Telphen

Lucy Lowe ... Judy Drinkle (as Elizabeth Lowe)

Nick Pearse ... S.O.C.O.

Aaron Jeffcoate ... Son of detective
Mark Callum ... Police Officer
Brooklyn Baker ... CID Officer
Russ Booth ... Policeman No. 1
Kate Dimbleby ... Party Singer
Andy Ross ... Riot Police
Dean Roberts ... Violent protester
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Directed by
Nick Murphy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bill Gallagher 

Produced by
Stuart Ford .... executive producer
Pippa Harris .... producer
Nick Laws .... producer
Sam Mendes .... executive producer
Norman Merry .... executive producer
Jan Pace .... executive producer
Nicola Shindler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniel Pemberton 
 
Cinematography by
George Richmond 
 
Film Editing by
Victoria Boydell 
 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
 
Production Design by
Cristina Casali 
 
Art Direction by
Pawlo Wintoniuk 
 
Set Decoration by
Anita Gupta 
 
Costume Design by
Michele Clapton 
 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Harty .... key makeup artist
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetic designer
Angie Mudge .... hair designer
Angie Mudge .... makeup designer
Debbie Ormrod .... makeup trainee
Simon Taylor .... prosthetic technician
Victoria Warrington .... contact lens technician
 
Production Management
Matthew Jenkins .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Bensley .... additional third assistant director
Toby Ford .... first assistant director
Ben Harrison .... second assistant director
John William Turner .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Maxine Carlier .... production buyer
Russell Lee .... props
Rebecca Milton .... stand-by art director
Garry Moore .... standby carpenter
Jay Pales .... dressing props
Andy Watson .... graphic artist
 
Sound Department
Robert Brazier .... foley recordist
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor
Ben Collinson .... sound assistant
Paul Cotterell .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Diggins .... adr mixer
Colin Gregory .... boom operator
Sue Harding .... foley artist
Bill Higley .... adr mixer: New York
Tushar Manek .... sound assistant
Colin Nicolson .... sound mixer
Ian Wilkinson .... supervising sound editor
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
James Clarke .... head of di
Stefan Drury .... head of visual effects
James Elster .... digital compositor
Sean Farrow .... visual effects supervisor
Philippe Ludivig .... digital compositor
Abigail McKenzie .... digital lab operator
Jane Paton .... digital compositor
Lucy Tanner .... visual effects producer
Daniel Tomlinson .... scanning & recording manager
Thomas Waddington .... digital lab operator
 
Stunts
Andy Merchant .... stunt performer
Tom Rodgers .... stunt performer
Gordon Seed .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... key grip
Chris Bain .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Sebastian Barraclough .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Charlie Gray .... specials photographer
Stuart Hurley .... electrician
Dora Krolikowska .... second assistant camera: second unit
Will Morris .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as William Morris)
Will Morris .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, main unit
Helen Revington .... stills photographer
Jonathan 'Chunky' Richmond .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jack Sands .... camera trainee
David Sinfield .... gaffer
Tom Wade .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... voice casting
Theo Park .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nat Turner .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Jodie Davidson .... colorist: dailies
Adam Inglis .... colorist
Lisa Jordan .... senior post producer: LipSync Post
Diana Vasquez .... assistant colorist
 
Music Department
Jamie Ashton .... assistant score engineer
Toby Hulbert .... scoring protools engineer
Andrew Skeet .... conductor and orchestrator
 
Other crew
Tom Asquith .... assistant location manager
Alex Barrett .... production assistant
Caroline Bean .... assistant production co-ordinator
Angie Conners .... international marketing
Dave Curtis .... technical support
Ash Davis .... rushes runner
Lex Donovan .... assistant location manager
Sarah Farrington .... director assistant
James George Ford .... stand-in/double: Paul Bettany & Mark Strong
Nardia Hall .... unit manager
Charlotte Huyton .... floor runner
Yuen-Wai Liu .... production coordinator
Philip James Lunt .... stand-in/double
Garry Marriott .... unit medic (as Gary Marriott)
Brian Nitzkin .... business & legal affairs
Kerry Patten .... location assistant
Andrew Philips .... catering manager
Jason Potter .... production accountant
Louise Purvis .... technical support
Barry Reed .... executive chef
Helen Revington .... unit nurse
Mark Rowan .... health & safety advisor
Carole Salisbury .... script supervisor
Helen Searle .... assistant accountant
Danylo Wilson .... stand-in/double
 
Thanks
Jamie Carragher .... thanks
 

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The photograph of Lenny Fairburn's (Brian Cox) wife is the director's mum, Angie.See more »
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Version of "Conviction" (2004)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The cast is great, the film not so much, 31 March 2014
Author: eddie_baggins from Australia

For a film with such quality actors and a name brand director in the form of Sam Mendes as producer it's hard to gage just why Blood was released with such little fanfare but then again upon watching of the film it's hard to promote it as a must see when in reality it's a film that whilst having good central performances is just too generic to fully buy into.

Adapted from the British mini series titled Conviction, Blood has a plot that is all too familiar for anyone who has but a passing interest in the family/crime genre of movies. In the role of brothers and cops the film has its strongest points with Paul Bettany in a rare leading role and Stephan Graham in another top supporting turn doing well with their respective characters Joe and Chrissie. It's always good to see Bettany on screen and for an actor that chooses a wide range of shoddy roles it's a welcome return here to see him display a range of emotions. Stephan Graham in my opinion one of the most talented and watchable actors working today with his work on HBO's Boardwalk Empire and roles in feature films such as This is England showcasing his startling talents and again here comes away with the films best moments in a film that needed more of them.

One of Blood's major problems is in its setting up of the story and subsequent lack of feelings after it due to a rushed and frankly over the top scenario that would of worked better if the film spent more time establishing the bond between the brothers, there iffy relationship with fellow cop Robert (thank goodness Strong is not a bad guy!) and the trials they are experiencing with their ex-cop dad Lenny (Cox). It all plays along nicely enough but you never get the sense your witnessing anything feature film worthy thanks to Murphy's bland direction and dull set ups.

If you're a fan of Bettany and Graham Blood is a film worthy of your time to see the fine actors ply their trade side by side but for anyone else Blood is nothing more than a sadly predictable and safe movie that really should have been a lot more memorable.

2 and a half bacon sandwiches out of 5

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