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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Several shootings, a heart attack.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Mild sexual situation
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Fairly strong language
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film has some strong language as well as some graphic images (mostly on videotape) of people getting shot. There is also some offscreen sex, and the happening and recovery of the heart attack are well documented. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The presence of a Hollywood icon as an actor and director cannot overcome Blood Work's predictable script. The trouble with this film is that the believable parts are unsurprising and the surprising parts are unbelievable. Eastwood's presence hasn't diminished one bit over the years and his storytelling skills still shine, and Daniels also does a very good job, but the movie is simply never too interesting to anyone who's seen this kind of film before, especially after they've been done so well in Manhunter and The Silence of the Lambs.
The film's climax is probably the most interesting part, but it's hard to believe that the McCaleb, who was so perceptive in the film's first half, wouldn't have figured out the killer and his/her motive much sooner, which seemed obvious to much of the audience.
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