Blood Simple Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 590

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 144

Theatrical Release Date: 01/18/1985

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/16/2008

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Joel Coen

Actors: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh, Samm-Art Williams, Deborah Neumann

Plot: A wealthy bar owner in Texas suspect his wife of cheating on him. He hire an unscrupulous private investigator to confirm and kill his wife and lover. The hired man has his own plans and soon a simple murder-for-hire takes a complex turn. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
4/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/26/2019

A Coen brothers' movie almost always guarantees a riveting, unpredictable crime tale, and "Blood Simple" is no exception.

Rating of
4/4

Moviehead - wrote on 04/01/2012

Brutal. Savage. Dark. Heavy. All this and more blood simple is. This is enviroment with no morality, and in this film that is shown in way that you can smile to their usual dark humor, you can enjoy in beautiful shots and thrilling moments. This is one of the best coens films.

Rating of
2.5/4

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 11/12/2011

Feels like a lighter version of No Country for Old Men without the scary antagonist. The idea was good, execution was promising yet the screenplay, score were iffy. Blood Simple for me had a few dull scenes but had the thrilling elements and Silence of the Lambs-like conclusion.

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Rating of
3/4

"Blood Simple" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 12/31/2011

When a sleazy private eye becomes entangled in a love triangle between a bar owner, his wife and employee, events take a sinister and bloody turn. The Coen brothers first film features a cast of excellent character actors rather than Hollywood "stars". The low budget feel actually adds to the atmosphere of the piece, a seediness permeating the proceedings; the burial scene is particularly unsettling. Barry Sonnenfeld's photography is stark and steeped in shadows following the best traditions of film noir, and the plot has a grittiness that has more in common with the hard boiled noirs of the 40s and 50s than more contemporary thrillers. In some ways it is their most mainstream film as it lacks the quirkiness that became their trademark, but it's a fine debut.

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