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Parents' Guide to

Blood Father

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Violent action, language, in intense father-daughter tale.

Movie R 2016 88 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Female actresses

I want to shoot myself every time the main female actress talks. I cant believe she got any role in a movie.
age 17+

Great Action Movie

Lots of intense action in this movie. Story line is great and keeps you on the edge of your seat. It does have a few curse words, lots of killing, and lots of violence. Sex and nudity is almost non existent. There is a nude manikan in the bar scene(only last a few seconds) The female actress wearing really short shorts at times. Some flirting and a small kissing scene. All in all I thought it was great and would let anyone over the age of 17+ watch!

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This well-made action-chase movie could have easily fallen apart along its well-worn story grooves, but nifty characters and electric dialogue, along with intense action, keep it alive. It's been decades since Mel Gibson has found a role that really fits him well, but he does it in Blood Father, indulging in his penchant for slapdash humor, pent-up rage, and martyrdom in a way that feels familiar, as if this were a Lethal Weapon movie.

Gibson's onscreen chemistry with Moriarty is strong enough to pull us in, and a roster of character actors add splashes of color; in other words, the scenes without fighting and shooting are just as interesting as the ones with them. It's sometimes easy to see the plot mechanics kicking into gear, but director Jean-Francois Richet (Assault on Precinct 13) and screenwriters Andrea Berloff and Peter Craig (who adapted Craig's novel) keep things tightly paced and coiled.

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