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Blood (2012)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 9 August 2013 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Nick Murphy

Writers:

Bill Gallagher, Bill Gallagher (based on the miniseries by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Bettany ... Joe Fairburn
Stephen Graham ... Chrissie Fairburn
Brian Cox ... Lenny Fairburn
Mark Strong ... Robert Seymour
Ben Crompton ... Jason Buliegh
Naomi Battrick ... Miriam Fairburn
Zoë Tapper ... Jemma Venn
Natasha Little ... Lily Fairburn
Sandra Voe Sandra Voe ... Sandra Buliegh
Jasper Britton Jasper Britton ... Daniel Heston
Adrian Edmondson ... Tom Tiernan
Danny McEvoy Danny McEvoy ... Sammy
Lucy Lowe Lucy Lowe ... Judy Drinkle (as Elizabeth Lowe)
Patrick Hurd-Wood ... Dominic
Stuart McQuarrie Stuart McQuarrie ... David Saddler
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You can't bury the truth.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood - Mord am Meer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The movie was shot in Wirral, England in and around the town where the director, Nick Murphy, grew up. He relocated much of the action to the island off West Kirby where as a kid he had thought it would be a good place to bury a body. See more »

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Joe Fairburn: Out to the islands.
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Connections

Version of Conviction (2004) See more »

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Disappointing
2 June 2013 | by Lt. Vincent HannaSee all my reviews

Great cast, promising story - but ultimately disappointing.

It did not surprise me to learn that this film was based on a TV series. Over much of the running time I found myself distracted by just how busy the story was. It was one plot point after another, after another, with no space in-between to let the characters (or audience) absorb each of the many developments before proceeding - or to establish a strong sense of mood or location. It seemed as though the makers had condensed into a feature film length a story that was intended to be told over a much longer duration - as though an emotionally balanced story had been harshly edited, leaving just a collection of 'flashpoints.'

With a cast and story this good, Blood could have achieved something as atmospheric and dramatic as Mystic River. Unfortunately though, it felt like one of those British TV crime dramas in which they have to introduce characters, portray a crime, investigate the crime (uncovering a series of disturbing family secrets and dispensing with a couple of red herrings in the process) and arrive at a harrowing (but ultimately just) conclusion, all within the span of a single episode.

An enjoyable, but not especially memorable, film.


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