Blood Work

Blood Work
Blood Work
  • R
  • 1h 50m
  • 2002
Rotten53%
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Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood stars as retired FBI director Terry McCaleb, hired to investigate the murder of the woman who donated the heart recently transplanted heart into McCaleb, in the thriller Blood Work. McCaleb soon suspects a serial killer he had trailed for years while at the FBI. But can transplant survivor McCaleb, who intended to spend his retirement quietly on his boat and who can no longer drive a car, catch the killer who may now be within his grasp?

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten53%
Critics Consensus: Blood Work is a routine, but competently made thriller marred by lethargic pacing.
Reviews
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Rotten

Typically for Eastwood, there are modest touches to savor.

June 21, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
Peter Rainer
Rotten

It's mostly a pro forma police procedural spiced by a baroque twist that Eastwood doesn't really k...

June 17, 2017
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
Rotten

It doesn't sound bad...but Bloodwork is bad, oh, lordy, yes, it is.

June 17, 2017
Observer
Andrew Sarris
Fresh

It can be argued, I suppose, that Blood Work was designed from the outset not so much as a whoduni...

June 17, 2017
Boston Globe
Wesley Morris
Fresh

Even as it ends in a flurry of absurd plot twists, Blood Work holds you in a vise.

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Disappointing, predictable, and graphic.

What 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.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:August 9, 2002
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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