Blood: Review










Official Synopsis:

When police discover a young girl brutally murdered, brothers Joe Fairburns (Paul Bettany) and Chrissie Fairburns join their supervisor Robert (Mark Strong) to investigate main suspect Jason Buliegh, a local sex offender and social outcast. Forced to release Jason from police custody, the Fairburns take matters into their own hands in an attempt to coerce a confession. All the while, Joe and Chrissie’s father Lenny Fairburns (Brian Cox), the former chief of police, remains in the car, a quiet spectator to the fatal tragedy that begins to tear his sons apart. Unspoken secrets and unvoiced suspicions drive the ominous suspense as Joe spirals into an obsessive confrontation between crimes of the present and crimes of the past.

This film definitely has some star power in it. With a cast that consists of Brian Cox, Mark Strong and Paul Bettany you can already get a feeling of the tone of the film. These actor exude drama from their performances and all three can command scenes with little to no effort. I like this thriller a whole lot mainly because of the actors involved but the story was a unique one as well. The echoing theme of the film was FAMILY and the need for two sons to live up to their father… the completely worst sense. I kind of liked that the title was really less about the violence in the film but rather more associated to the ties between a father and his sons. The story was a bit predictable and to be honest felt a little like an extended Law and Order episode but the cast made up for it and that thought quickly leaves your head. Basically I’ll say that this film was good enough to at least check it out if you’re remotely curious and a must see if you’re a fan of any of the actors above.

BLOOD will be in New York and Los Angeles theaters August 9th and available NOW on VOD


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